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WPRI: Elderly woman struck by car in critical condition

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Mendon Road in Cumberland from Google Streetview

walkinpvd-iconAn elderly woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a car Tuesday morning while trying to cross a busy road in Cumberland.

According to Deputy Chief Douglas Ciullo, police responded to Mendon Road at about 8 a.m. to find the woman lying down in the roadway. She was rushed to the hospital with injuries to her head and knees.

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Rhode Island Rep. Jim McLaughlin also stopped by the scene, saying he wants the Department of Transporation to change the speed limit and the lights in the area, as well as add cameras.


Sorry, arbitrarily reducing the speed limit on a roadway designed for high-speed traffic and installing cameras so we can see cars running red-lights and slamming into old ladies will not prevent any crashes. Physical interventions such as narrowing the road and raising the crosswalk could help mitigate the poor design of this area.

We also should not be stuffing our old folks into towers in the suburbs where they have to play Frogger with high-speed traffic to get to the grocery store, McDonald’s, and the Dollar Tree across the street. As our population ages, and elderly people are less able to drive, our built environment in the suburbs is going to result in more and more elderly people being victims of automobile violence.

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ProJo: Driver, 19, who fled hit-and-run that killed Mount Pleasant teacher identified

walkinpvd-iconA 19-year-old woman whose car allegedly struck a Mount Pleasant High School teacher, who later died, reported the incident to the police almost two hours later.

Anne-Marie Dansicker, 53, was hit around 5 p.m. Wednesday as she was walking away from the school on Mount Pleasant Avenue, and the driver, Tarchae Powell of Providence, fled the scene, the police said.

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Dansicker was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she later died, the police said.


NO! The 19-year-old woman’s car did not allegedly strike and kill Ms. Dansicker. Tarchae Powell allegedly drove her car into Ms. Dansicker and Tarchae Powell allegedly killed Ms. Dansicker. The car is not accused of any crime. Why is this so hard for journalists to admit? The car did not do it, the person driving the car did.

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ProJo: Pedestrian struck by parked car in East Providence

Actually, no. Someone drove their car into another car which was then pushed into the pedestrian. The parked car did not achieve sentience and lash out at the pedestrian.

walkinpvd-iconDaniel Major, 26, was driving south on Willett Avenue, when he lost control of the car, according to East Providence Police Lt. Christopher Francesconi.

Francesconi said the car spun out of control, rolled over, and crashed into a parked Toyota Corolla. That vehicle then rolled into the 27-year-old woman, who had been walking down that street.

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ProJo: Trying to avoid Providence police, van driver hits pedestrian, flips van

walkinpvd-iconA 45-year-old Providence man faces charges after, in an attempt to evade police, he sped away, hit a pedestrian and rolled over his minivan, before taking off toward a gentleman’s club on foot, police said.

Michael Robinson, 45, is to be arraigned in Providence District Court Wednesday morning on several charges, including operating a vehicle without a license, and duty to stop in an accident resulting in personal injury, according to a police report provided by Major Thomas Verdi.

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Robinson allegedly sped down Broadway “in an aggressive manner.” He then turned left onto Dave Gavitt Way and hit 29-year-old Ryan Karpuska, but kept going, according to the report.

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ProJo: Woman struck by minivan while walking on Memorial Boulevard, Providence

walkinpvd-iconA woman walking on Memorial Boulevard Wednesday night was rushed to the hospital after she was hit by a minivan, police said.

The 25-year-old woman was walking at about 10:15 p.m. when she was struck by the car. She had cuts on her face, and complained of pain on the left side of her abdomen, according to the police report, provided by Major Thomas Verdi.

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WPRI: Pedestrian hurt, driver arrested in Scituate hit-and-run

walkinpvd-iconState and local police have cleared the scene of a hit-and-run that has left a man fighting for his life.

Police said the man was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries after he was struck on Hope Furnace Road in Scituate.

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A Verizon employee said he and a group of his coworkers were completing their routine door-knocks when one coworker was grazed by a vehicle, and a second – a man in his 20s – was directly hit.

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Scituate Police Chief Col. David M. Randall said Jaclyn Silvia, 25, is charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury. She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Daniel Connors and released on $10,000 personal recognizance.

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ProJo: Police: Driver headed for body shop after hitting pedestrian with stolen car

walkinpvd-iconAfter hitting a pedestrian with a stolen car Wednesday afternoon, a Providence man drove to an auto body shop less than a block away from the crash site, according to police.

A 21-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross the intersection of Valley Street and Eagle Street at 2:40 p.m., according to a police report provided by Maj. Thomas Verdi.

The vehicle, which had been turning from Valley Street onto Eagle Street, drove off after the crash.


I better get my stolen car to the auto body shop stat! Damn pedestrians!

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WPRI: Young girl hit by truck in Taunton neighborhood

walkinpvd-iconA young girl is recovering at the hospital after she was hit by a pickup truck in a Taunton neighborhood Tuesday evening.

According to police, the 10-year-old was struck at about 5:30 p.m. on Fruit Street.

Eyewitnesses said it appeared the girl suffered serious injuries, but police said the injuries are not life-threatening. She was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for treatment.

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RIbike: Another casualty of unsafe streets in Rhode Island: Charlie Hawkins of North Providence

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Image from Google Streetview

walkinpvd-iconWe have been lucky in Rhode Island recently to have avoided deadly collisions involving bicyclists. That streak has now, tragically, ended. On Friday, Charlie Hawkins of North Providence was hit and killed while crossing a four-lane road in Warwick in the early evening.

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Traffic fatalities are not acceptable. Until our state and local governments take responsibility for making our streets safer, this sort of horrific tragedy will continue to happen. Failure to make our streets safer for all road users is unacceptable.

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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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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: 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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