Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Monday night on Newport Avenue.
The suspect is Paul Newman, 53, of Jacksonville, Florida. He is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting.
A witness was able to see the driver’s license plate before the vehicle fled the scene. Police said they were then able to trace the plate to a rental car. Newman had returned the first vehicle not long after the accident and rented another, authorities said.
Newman later turned himself in, not long after East Providence Police made contact with him.
The woman was crossing Newport Avenue at about 8 p.m. when she was hit by a red SUV, which then took off, police said.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a garbage truck in Providence Wednesday afternoon.
Police told NBC 10 News a 51-year-old woman was hit at the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Whelan Road around 1 p.m.
She was found lying on the ground just outside her home before being transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she died. Investigators said she lived in an apartment building near the scene.
Mary F. Kemp was on her nightly walk around her South Kingstown neighborhood Monday night when police say a drunk driver veered off the road, hitting and killing her.
Leslie Morales, 29, is facing charges of DUI death resulting, driving to endanger death resulting, and duty to stop at an accident resulting in personal injury/death.
Kemp’s husband and daughter, still processing the news on Tuesday afternoon, said she walked the neighborhood daily, and was doing just that when she was killed.
Neighbors described her as a generous person, most known for her kindness and those daily walks.
Police say a man has been charged after he allegedly hit a pedestrian with his car near the intersection of Pulaski and Manchester Streets in West Warwick early Saturday morning.
Police say the victim, a West Warwick man in his 40’s, was seriously hurt and taken to Kent County Hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.
Police said they discovered a car with passenger-side damage and a broken windshield a short distance away from the scene. They took the driver, a West Warwick man in his 20’s, into custody. He now faces a felony charge of duty to stop in an accident resulting in personal injury or death, as well as multiple traffic violations.
Police in Taunton are investigating a crash that sent a city man to the hospital with serious injuries.
Lt. Paul Roderick said in a news release that the victim, 49-year-old Nicholas Fabiano, was struck by a truck in the area of 470 West Britannia Street at about 10:46 Friday morning.
The suspect in a Pawtucket crash pleaded not guilty after police say her car struck a boy and crashed into a Newport Avenue building on June 13.
Olayemi Mayowa, 61, pleaded not guilty to reckless driving and other offenses to public safety in District Court Thursday. The charge is a misdemeanor and Mayowa was released on personal recognizance.
‘It wasn’t me your honor, it was my car.’
A 63-year-old woman died after she was struck in a hit-and-run by a black sedan at about 8:45 p.m. Monday.
The woman, who was leaving the Cumberland Farms with her adult son, had just stepped off the curb a little ahead of him when a black sedan hit her, sending her forward about 50 feet onto the pavement. She was taken to the hospital but did not survive her injuries, Johnston Deputy Chief Daniel Parrillo said.
Anthony Burns, 43, was struck by a commercial van on Benefit Street near Kenyon Avenue early Saturday morning. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Pawtucket police told Eyewitness News Monday that Burns was not in a crosswalk when he was struck.
Detective Sgt. Christopher LeFort said it appears he stepped onto Benefit Street to see if his bus was coming.
Police have not determined the cause of the crash, and are waiting to hear from the Rhode Island State Police Accident Reconstruction Team to determine if there were any contributing factors, such as speed.
A Taunton woman was struck by a plow truck Tuesday evening at approximately 10:26 p.m. in the area of 762 Bay Street.
The victim’s neighbor heard screams for help and found the woman in the roadway.
Cynthia MacDonald, 63, sustained significant injuries and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
The driver did not stop.
An Attleboro man who was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash has died, the Bristol County District Attorney said Wednesday.
The district attorney said 60-year-old David Nepini was struck at the intersection of North Main and Peck streets at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday as he was attempting to cross the road.
Authorities said Neetu Kainth, 38, of Plainville, voluntarily came back to Attleboro, where she was interviewed by police. She was not arrested, but was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting.
A 14-year-old girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Dartmouth Thursday evening, according to authorities.
The Dartmouth Police Department told NBC 10 News that the girl was struck as she was walking on Dartmouth Street near Cove Road just after 5 p.m.
About a half hour after the crash, the driver, 34-year-old Jessica Skaggs of New Bedford, surrendered to authorities.
Police on Friday identified an elderly woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Providence.
Riceles Peralta, 81, died at Rhode Island Hospital Thursday night, according to police.
Police said Peralta was hit while crossing Plainfield Street in the area of Pocasset Avenue just before 5 p.m. Thursday.
An 83-year-old woman was struck by a car in Portsmouth Friday.
Authorities said the woman suffered “multiple traumatic injuries” after she was hit by a car on East Main Road just before 6 p.m.
“The patient was conscious at the scene but her injuries are considered life-threatening,” authorities noted in a press release.
“Caution – bus is turning.”
That’s what pedestrians will soon hear whenever a nearby RIPTA bus begins to make a turn of more than 45 degrees. A series of strobe lights will also light up along the side of the bus.
The new technology is part of an effort by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to increase passenger and pedestrian safety.
I’m all for pedestrian safety, but I hope this system does not result in bus drivers feeling they can usurp the pedestrians’ (or cyclists’) right-of-way. When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, the bus literally yelling at said pedestrian does not override their right to be there.
“We think this is going to be particularly useful in congested areas where people may be distracted by mobile devices or just the activity around them,” she said.
I do not like this victim-blaming coming from RIPTA at all. I don’t think there is any indication that distraction on the part of pedestrians has been responsible for any recent crashes (injuries, deaths) involving buses. Quite the opposite in some cases in fact.
I also continue to see Peter Pan buses using East Approach at Kennedy Plaza, which is where Michelle Cagnon was killed this past summer. Peter Pan is not supposed to be using East Approach.
A pedestrian was struck by a car in Providence Friday night.
Witnesses told NBC 10 News that a white cab struck a man in his late 30s or early 40s in the crosswalk on Sabin Street, which is adjacent to the Convention Center, around 7 p.m.
Dartmouth police responded to the intersection of Old Westport Road at Cross Road around 6:19 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found two female pedestrians struck by a 2013 Audi.
Officials said the driver of the car, a 53-year-old Westport man, stayed in the immediate area after the crash.
Police say a 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Wednesday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.
The incident happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Bridgham Street, in the area of Lester Street.
Investigators say the child was riding his bike when he was struck by a vehicle described as a silver or gold Nissan Altima.
Public officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the start of construction of the long-planned pedestrian bridge to connect former Route 195 parcels on either side of the Providence River. The bridge is expected to connect two future city parks to be built on former Route 195 land, connecting the city’s College Hill and Fox Point neighborhoods with downtown.