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Man sentenced in hit-and-run that seriously injured driver

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for a hit-and-run car crash that left the driver of the car he struck seriously injured.

Reginald Alls, 31, was handed the sentence Thursday by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi. In October, Alls pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an incident resulting in serious physical injury.

According to prosecutors, on March 6, Alls ran a stop sign at Grant Street and Garner Avenue on Buffalo's West Side, and struck another car with three occupants. The driver of the second vehicle was seriously injured in the crash. Alls' car crashed into a concrete wall after the collision, and he and a passenger riding with him ran from the vehicle.

Alls left behind his New York State Learner's Permit, a cellphone, a hat and an empty liquor bottle, according to the Erie County District Attorney's office. A DNA analysis of the items found in the car led to Alls' arrest.

The 43-year-old driver of the vehicle that was struck by Alls' car suffered spinal fractures, along with broken ribs, legs and sternum.

Chief Kelley A. Omel of the District Attorney’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau prosecuted the case.


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