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.
Providence police are searching for a suspect after a vehicle struck two people Saturday night.
It happened around 10 p.m. at Empire and Washington Streets in Providence.
Providence police say a 10-year-old boy and an adult family member were crossing Empire Street when they were struck by a car.
[Peter] Munroe had just left a nearby supermarket where he worked when he attempted to cross the four-lane Post Road, also known as Route 1. He was hit by a vehicle traveling in the right northbound lane at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Barry says the driver told police he didn’t see Munroe, who might have been walking to a bus stop.
A 30-year-old Cumberland woman on her way to work Wednesday morning was killed when a bus struck her in a crosswalk in Kennedy Plaza and dragged her 50 to 60 feet.
Providence police identified the victim as Michelle Cagnon. She worked for Bank of America, according to company spokesman Trevor Koenig.
She was walking east on Washington Street, in front of the Alex and Ani City Center ice skating rink, when she stepped into the crosswalk to cross East Approach a little after 8 a.m., according to Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré.
“Lady was in the crosswalk,” said witness Charles Parker, “looked up, screamed as she got run over.”
“The minute she got into the middle of the crosswalk, Peter Pan came around and just hit her,” said another witness, Michael “Casey” Lee, of Dartmouth, Mass. “All you heard was the smack, and that was it.”
This is so awful.
The Peter Pan buses often move too fast and too recklessly through the plaza, I don’t understand why. One almost hit me the other day as it swung out of the berth at the Transit Center, across the 3 lanes of traffic on Washington Street, and up onto the East Approach. I was crossing East Approach on foot and had to step back onto the curb to avoid it.
Amy Almanzar, 33, of Warwick, was driving on King Street and made a right turn onto Main Street just before 1 a.m., when she heard a “thumping noise,” and saw people wave at her, Fague said.
That is when she realized she had hit someone.
A Warwick man accused of driving drunk and hitting a city police officer with his vehicle is facing new charges.
The officer was conducting traffic on Warwick Avenue due to a power outage Sunday night when he was struck by a vehicle making a left turn from Sandy Lane, according to police.
On Tuesday, Warwick police announced the charges had been amended due to the seriousness of the injuries suffered by the officer.
Rhode Island State Police arrested Jeremy Filippo of Voluntown at 3 p.m. Sunday at their Hope Valley barracks. He is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting, and was released on bail after being arraigned before a justice of the peace.
Troopers said Filippo was driving west on Route 165 in Exeter near Kings Crossing when he struck 20-year-old Christian Costigan of Exeter a few minutes before 10 p.m. Friday. Costigan was walking on the shoulder with a friend when he was hit.
Filippo, 26, allegedly fled the scene west towards Connecticut. Costigan died at Kent County Hospital.
Costigan was a CCRI student studying music and hoped to sing in the college chorus in the fall, according to CCRI staff.
The community at CCRI are now mourning his sudden, and tragic death.