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Schools Truck Driver Accused of Plowing Down Pedestrian

Driver maintains he didn't know he hit anything, police say.

A truck driver with the Board of Education has been accused of plowing down a pedestrian during a winter accident, police said. The pedestrian survived.

The driver, identified as Dale Kubek, 50, of 39 Rogers Ave., Milford, maintains he didn't realize he had struck anything on Jan. 26, when the accident was reported at Darina Place and High Street, according to police.

"During the investigation, Kubek assisted investigators and indicated he was traveling in the area at the time but was unaware the plow had made contact with anything," police said in a press release.

The probe showed that Kubek was driving a Board of Education plow truck westbound on Darina Place, police said.  When Kubek turned left onto High Street, the truck hit  the pedestrian, who was crossing the street, according to police.

The truck kept going, police said.

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

Kubek was charged Wednesday with reckless endangerment in the second degree, failure to obey a stop sign and failure to use caution to avoid a pedestrian, police said today.

He was released on a promise to appear in court June 14, according to police.

Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Feser said she could not comment on whether Kubek had been disciplined in connection with the accident.

"Due to the fact that the investigation is ongoing and this continues to be a personnel matter, we cannot comment further at this time, except to say we are cooperating fully with the Milford Police," Feser said.

Kubek, a maintenance mechanic who's been working for the Board of Education since 1996 and earns $56,514 a year, has never been disciplined before, according to Feser.

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