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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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Reader Photo: Let me just put this on the sidewalk

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A reader sent us this photo showing snow piled up (from the street, maybe the parking lot) on the sidewalk along Westminster Street near the Service Road. This photo was from yesterday afternoon, but our reader says it was still there in all its glory this morning.

This is right where high speed traffic coming off the Service Road whips through the right turn lane, drivers looking left to see if they can merge without stopping, not looking right to see if a person has been forced into the roadway by a glacier.

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Broadway Bridge sidewalk open, kind of

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This morning, the Broadway Bridge sidewalk was clear of snow and ice and mostly dry. Hooray! But, as seen in the photo above, the abutter on the corner felt that shoveling all the way to the corner was not quite their responsibility (which is annoying as just behind me as I took the photo their sidewalk was clear and dry). You can also see in the photo a pile of detritus between the cleared sidewalk and the crosswalk. Not too much of a challenge for me to conquer but try it in a wheelchair or pushing a stroller or using a walker…

Then there’s this:

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Looking up the Service Road from Broadway one can see that as always, Dominica Manor has done a terrific job with their sidewalks, with them being clear and dry. However, no one has decided to be responsible for the triangular traffic island at the end of Federal Street. And this condition persists at all traffic islands in the area. With some effort, a pedestrian can make it from the west side of the Broadway Bridge to the downtown side (depending on which way they approach it from), but once across the bridge a pedestrian is confronted with iced over traffic islands that no one cares to clear.

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Snows!

It is not quite fair to call out unshoveled sidewalks as it just stopped snowing (except the Route 95 overpasses, I had to walk in the road), but here’s just a couple photos from my walk to work.

First, as always, first thing in the morning and Angelo’s sidewalk is clear.

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Second, at the arch on Federal Hill… ZOMG! DID SOMEONE MURDER A SMURF!?

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