Mount Vernon — Mount Vernon Department of Public Works employee who is nephew of Mayor Richard W. Thomas’ campaign manager Roberta James crashes one of it’s trucks Tuesday morning. While details are still sketchy, BW has confirmed Kaison Hickson, a new employee of DPW was the driver, but was not authorized to drive the truck, which is what we are told is a terminable offense .
It’s still unknown where and exactly what time the accident took place Tuesday morning or whether anyone was hurt in the accident. City Hall employees who spoke to BW anonymously, for fear of retaliation from the Thomas administration, contacted BW alleging the accident was possibly being covered up, because of the driver’s relationship with the administration. BW was not able to ascertain whether a police report had been filed.
We reached out the Mayor Richard Thomas for a statement.
“The Mayor’s Office understands accidents happen,” Mayor Thomas said through his press secretary Maria Donovan.
DPW Commissioner Ralph Uzzi and Acting Police Commissioner Ronald Fatigate did not return our call for a comment.
Stay tuned to more on this developing story.