Archive | Hit & Run

WPRI: Driver arrested, charged in hit & run

walkinpvd-iconCentral Falls Police said they were called to Roosevelt Avenue around 3:05 a.m. Saturday, where they found a 51-year old Pawtucket man in the roadway.


At his arraignment, [Rigoberto] Vasquez was charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to stop in an accident resulting in serious personal injury, driving with an expired license, among other charges.

Central Falls Police said the victim is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.


WPRI: Police searching for vehicle, driver who hit officer

walkinpvd-iconThe officer had been directing traffic at Dave’s Marketplace on Airport Road Saturday about 10 a.m..

The woman began arguing with the officer, then backed up her vehicle about fifty feet and drove at the officer head-on. He was able to step partially out of the way, but had minor injuries.

The woman sped away, southbound on Warwick Avenue. She’s described as a woman in her 20s or 30s. Several eyewitnesses saw it happen, but the woman remains at large.

If you see the vehicle on the road, Warwick Police ask you to call (401) 468-4293.


ABC6: Driver charged in Providence pedestrian accident

walkinpvd-iconProvidence Police arrested a woman Sunday morning after she hit a pedestrian with her vehicle and fled the scene.

Tammy Moreira, 44, of Providence, was driving on Elmwood Avenue around 1:30 a.m. when she struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Elmwood and Ontario Street before fleeing the scene.

Not excusing the perpetrator, but RIDOT designed Elmwood Avenue as a highway.

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WPRI: Toddler, 2 adults struck in Pawtucket hit & run

walkinpvd-iconPolice are investigating a hit and run in which three pedestrians, including a toddler in a stroller, were injured Monday afternoon.

Police on scene told Eyewitness News it all started around 2 p.m. when a Honda Accord drove through a red light at the intersection of East and Middle Streets. The officer said a van – which had the right of way – then struck the car while driving through the intersection. The car spun out and hit three people on the sidewalk and a storefront before taking off from the scene.

It should say, ‘a driver operating a Honda Accord drove through a red light…’ The Honda did not propel itself of its own freewill through the light.


ProJo: Narragansett police seek information regarding hit-and-run

walkinpvd-iconThe Narragansett police are looking for information regarding a hit-and-run accident that took place Saturday at around 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Point Judith Rd. and Sand Hill Cove Rd. near Charlie O’s Tavern.

It is unclear from reading the article if police believe there was anyone driving the car or if it was a car out by itself looking to run down pedestrians.


WPRI: Pedestrian killed, man arrested in hit-and-run crash

walkinpvd-iconA New Bedford man accused of hitting a pedestrian and leaving the scene may be facing further charges now that police have learned the victim didn’t survive injuries suffered during the crash.

Police said they were called to Herman Melville Boulevard in the area of Logan Street at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday. An eyewitness told them a person was hit in the middle of the street, then the suspect backed up and drove around the victim to flee the area.


ProJo: Newport police looking for driver who hit boy

walkinpvd-iconThat headline was pretty good, it was a “driver” who hit the boy. But then…

Police in Newport are looking for a hit-and-run driver whose sport utility vehicle struck an 11-year-old boy crossing a street.

It wasn’t the driver, it was the driver’s SUV that hit the boy, actually, no it wasn’t, it was the driver, let us rewrite that for you:

Police in Newport are looking for a hit-and-run driver an SUV who struck an 11-year-old boy crossing a street.

Police say a man driving a brown or gold SUV southbound on Kay Street drove away without stopping after hitting the boy. Better descriptions of the man and the vehicle weren’t released.

Please contact Newport Police if you have any information.

Update: WPRI reports that the driver has been located:

It was first reported the vehicle struck an 11-year old boy crossing the street. Upon investigation, police concluded the child actually ran into the vehicle. No charges have been filed at this time.

Regardless of if the child was struck while crossing or ran out in front of the driver, the driver still fled the scene where an injured child with no pants on was left in the street. There’s no charge for that?


ProJo: Providence police are looking for a minivan after girl, 15, struck

walkinpvd-iconAlyssa Guzman was struck at about 8:30 a.m. on Monday in the area of Dorrance and Westminster streets.

Providence police Sgt. Paul Zienowicz said Tuesday that the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run was a tan minivan but with unknown plates. Anyone who may have witnessed what happened should contact the Providence police, he said.


ProJo: Lincoln police seek hit-and-run driver who injured pedestrian

walkinpvd-iconThe woman, whom the police did not name, was walking in a designated crosswalk area around 9:50 p.m., when a driver traveling east on Front Street struck her with the car and then continued driving.

Police are seeking information and have a vehicle description, visit the ProJo link for details.

Update: WPRI reports a suspect has been arrested in this case.

ProJo: Woman dies after being struck, dragged in Wrentham

walkinpvd-iconAuthorities say a woman has died after being struck by a pickup truck outside a Wrentham motel and dragged three miles up U.S. Route 1 to Foxborough.

The woman’s body was found on the roadway at about 10 p.m. Monday just south of the Patriot Place shopping center.

The driver has been caught and is being charged.


WPRI: Jeep strikes pedestrian, police search for driver

walkinpvd-iconEyewitnesses are calling on the suspect of a hit and run to turn himself in, after a woman was struck and left for dead in the middle of the road.

Brad Souza was walking outside of his Fairhaven home on Green Street when he said a black Jeep Cherokee ran a stop sign, and hit his neighbor who was crossing the road.

Of course it was not a Jeep that struck the pedestrian, a person struck another person with his or her Jeep.