Police say a 78-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car and thrown through a store window in South Kingstown Thursday morning.
The woman was walking on the sidewalk in front of Zero Wampum Store on Old Tower Hill Road when she was hit by a vehicle pulling into a parking space in front of the building. She was pushed through the store’s front glass window and sustained severe leg injuries.
A Pawtucket woman is facing multiple charges, after allegedly striking a police officer with her car then nearly backing into a crowd outside an elementary school.
Police arrested Nikia Mierez, 31, outside Curvin McCabe Elementary School Wednesday morning.
An evening walk turned into a frightening ordeal for a Pawtucket man after he was hit by a stolen pizza delivery car, just a block away from his home.
The accident happened while the man was walking along Newell Street around 5 p.m. Sunday. According to Pawtucket police, the driver hit the man and then took off.
Eyewitness News spoke with the victim’s family who identified him as 61-year-old Joe Korngor. His daughter, Sia Korngor said she was shocked when she heard about the accident.
He was stuck by a person driving a stolen car, the stolen car did not ram itself into him.
Fall River police are charging a city man after a crash that killed a pedestrian late Friday night.
Police were dispatched to 601 Laurel Street, near the intersection of Laurel and Henry Streets, at about 10 p.m. for a report of a person down in the road.
Officers found a 47 year-old man wedged underneath a white Toyota Corolla, and firefighters used heavy rescue equipment to lift it off him.
The Boston Globe: Man killed after being struck by two cars in Fall River
A man was struck and killed Monday as he was trying to cross the Pontiac Avenue-Howard Avenue intersection at 5:10 p.m., the police said.
Lt. Alan Loiselle said Monday night that the police have identified the man, but his name was being withheld until the police had a chance to contact his next of kin.
A man who was hit by a car in Warwick earlier this month has died as a result of his injuries.
City police said Thursday that Sean P. Eagan died at Rhode Island Hospital on Nov. 13.
Eagan, 47, was crossing Warwick Avenue in the area of Scranton Avenue at about 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 when he was struck by a car traveling northbound. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, but passed away the following Thursday.
An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Woonsocket Tuesday night.
Police said the 70-year-old man was crossing Cass Avenue at about 7:15 p.m. when he was struck by a female driver.
Seekonk police have identified the pedestrian that was killed in the town last week as Steven Nixon of Dorchester.
No charges are pending against the driver, a 25-year-old man from East Providence, according to police.
Police said the area where the crash occurred is poorly lit, and there are no sidewalks.
In contrast to the last post, there’s no charges here. Because the road is poorly lit and there are no sidewalks? Should maybe the person who designed the road be charged with negligence in the death?
A Portsmouth woman was arrested and charged Sunday after an elderly woman was struck by a car and killed in the town.
According to Portsmouth Det. Lt. A.J. Bucci, Barbara Krensavage was driving north on Sea Meadow Court just before 3:30 p.m. when her car crossed into the southbound lane and struck a woman walking along the shoulder of the road.
One wonders what was it about this crash that made police decide that charges needed to be brought and that it was not just another, ‘tragic accident.’
Police 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.
A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, the Westerly police reported.
Officers responding to Oak Street in the area of Spuchy Drive found a woman, 35, lying in the center of the road.
The report states the victim was walking in part of the roadway. Oak Street in this location has limited sidewalks, some parts none, some parts only on one side.
A North Providence High School teacher is recovering after being hit by a car outside the school’s prom venue Friday night.
The Central Falls police are looking for the driver of a car who struck two people in front of the CVS Pharmacy on Broad Street April 12 and took off.
The driver left the two victims with serious and possible life threatening injuries according to Det. Craig M. Veins.
The 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.
Rhode Island College is offering counseling to students and flying flags at half-staff as it mourns an English professor who was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Central New York.
Forty-three-year-old Jennifer Cook of Providence was walking with her mother Friday afternoon in Syracuse when the truck veered across the road and struck them.
“Killed by a truck,” “the truck veered across the road and struck them” – No, the “truck” did not kill her, the truck was driven by a person.
WPRI: Flags at half-staff for RIC professor killed
Just like homeowners shovel their sidewalks, we shovel our bridge paths. Like on the Greenpoint Ave Bridge right now pic.twitter.com/DC9zyJwNIx
— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) February 3, 2014
In New York City the Department of Transportation shovels DOT owned sidewalks, in Providence…
A 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.
“We’re heavily enforcing pedestrian violations because they’re impeding traffic and causing too many accidents and deaths,” said Lt. Lydia Leos of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Thus a familiar pattern reasserts itself: The best way to reduce pedestrian deaths is to issue tickets to pedestrians. A similar dynamic can be seen in recent weeks after a spate of pedestrian deaths in New York City, where Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed more aggressive enforcement by the New York Police Department against jaywalkers.
If tough love will not make pedestrians safer, what will? The answer is: better walking infrastructure, slower car speeds and more pedestrians. But it’s easier to write off the problem as one of jaywalkers.