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Cheektowaga man gets 6 months for leaving scene of injury accident

A 22-year-old Cheektowaga man was sentenced in Cheektowaga Town Court Wednesday to 6 months in jail after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident where he struck a pedestrian, according to police.

Bruce A. Michelsen, of Beach Road, admitted to leaving the scene of the April 3 accident on Cresthaven Drive  that left a 47-year-old man with broken ribs.

The force of the impact with Michelsen's vehicle sent the man into the air and into Michelsen's windshield, according to police .

Michelsen was located at his home shortly after the incident, police said.

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