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WPRI: Pedestrian killed, another survives, after being hit by Jeep in West Greenwich

walkinpvd-iconPolice are investigating a pedestrian crash that left one man dead and another hurt.

Police said it happened last Tuesday as the men tried to cross Victory Highway (Route 102) about 4:40 p.m. Officers said the weather was rainy, it was dark outside, and the victims were wearing dark clothing.

Also, Victory Highway has no sidewalks or crosswalks, so it is kind of designed to kill pedestrians. But yes, let’s blame dark clothing.

Daniel Cornell, 25, of Coventry, died from his injuries.

The other man, David Pulaski, 41, of Pawtucket, told police he survived because Cornell saved his life.

“Daniel yelled, ‘watch out!’ and pushed him out of harm’s way,” his mother, Janet Cornell, said Monday.

“It says who he actually was in his heart,” said Cornell’s older sister, Austin Matteson. “He was a good person and his final act on this Earth showed who he really was.”

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2 Responses to WPRI: Pedestrian killed, another survives, after being hit by Jeep in West Greenwich

  1. barry December 12, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    another killing of a pedestrian with apparently no penalty for the driver. That drivers should slow down when its rainy and dark (or the sun is in your eyes to reference an earlier killing of a bicyclist) isn’t in our culture or in our legal code. I believe some of us may work on that in the coming legislative session.

  2. Tom ONeill December 13, 2017 at 6:54 am #

    Yes

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