OLEAN, NY – Police are searching for the driver of a car that was involved in a hit-and-run accident in front of the Olean Middle School on Wayne Street Wednesday.

According to police, the driver fled the scene after his car struck the rear of a vehicle that was stopped in traffic for a red light. That vehicle then hit another vehicle, which also was stopped the light, police said.

Police identified the driver as “a younger white male with blondish hair” and the car as an older Ford Focus with a New York license plate containing the letters HJM. The car has front-end damage since its Ford grill emblem was left at scene, police said.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or its driver is advised to call the Olean Police Department at 716-376-5678.