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WPRI: Pedestrian struck by car, thrown through store window in South Kingstown

walkinpvd-iconPolice 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.

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WPRI: Stolen pizza delivery car strikes man in hit and run

walkinpvd-iconAn 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.

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WPRI: Driver charged in fatal crash in Fall River

walkinpvd-iconFall 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.

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WPRI: Warwick man dies days after being hit by car

walkinpvd-iconA 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.

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WPRI: Pedestrian killed in Seekonk identified as Dorchester man

walkinpvd-iconSeekonk 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?

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WPRI: Driver charged in fatal pedestrian crash

walkinpvd-iconA 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.’

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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.

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ProJo: Westerly woman seriously injured when vehicle strikes her

walkinpvd-iconA 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.

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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.

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CNYcentral.com: Rhode Island College mourning death of professor killed in Syracuse crash

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.

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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.

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The New York Times: When Pedestrians Get Mixed Signals

“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.

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