A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday on six vehicle and traffic charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident he was involved in Sunday that resulted in two injuries, Trooper John Aquilina said.
Thomas Morgan of Anthony Drive was charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident after he fled the scene on foot, state police said. He also was charged with a stop sign violation, driving without insurance, driving with switched plates, unlicensed operation and driving an unregistered motor vehicle, at 11 a.m. Monday at the state police barracks on Witmer Road by Aquilina and Trooper Michael Woods.
Morgan pulled out onto Porter Road from a service road near Wendy's restaurant and broadsided a car driven by James L. Barnes, 32, of Dorwood Park, Ransomville, authorities said. Barnes was released from Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston after treatment for a neck injury. His 9-year-old son, John Wiltberger, was treated at the scene by Niagara Active Hose firefighters for a facial cut, Aquilina said.
The arrest came after police traced the telephone number on a for-sale sign that was left inside the car Morgan was driving, Aquilina said.