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.
A 14-year-old girl Sunday was hit by a car Sunday night outside North Providence High School where police say students had congregated to watch a fireworks display.
Police say the driver of the car, Joseph Moffitt, 27, of North Providence, fled the scene. He was arrested later that night after he called police and admitted to hitting the girl, Davey said.
The police have arrested an East Providence man they say drove up on a sidewalk along Legion Way and struck a pedestrian and a bicyclist and killed a dog before driving away Tuesday night, according to Lt. Thomas J. Rush.
Daniel James, 33, of Dorr Avenue, was arrested at his home about an hour-and-a-half after the crash and charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious personal injury, as well as motor vehicle infractions. He was held for arraignment Wednesday in District Court, Providence.
Police in Warwick are investigating a serious pedestrian crash.
According to police, officers were called to the area of 70 Centerville Road for a report of a pedestrian hit by a car.
Police said the crash involved a 32-year-old driver from Warwick and 27-year-old pedestrian from West Greenwich. The pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
A Coventry man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car on New London Turnpike Saturday, police said.
In a news release Saturday night, police said the 41-year-old man was struck by a 69-year-old Coventry woman who was driving near Wendy’s.
Rhode Island State Police said the victim – a South Kingstown woman in her 60s – and her friend were walking with the flow of traffic on the side of the road when she was struck.
Police said the driver – a 20-year-old man from East Greenwich – was also driving south when the vehicle in front of him came to a stop in order to make a left-hand turn. In an attempt to avoid hitting the vehicle, police said the driver swerved right into the breakdown lane and struck the victim.
Police are investigating after two children were hit by a vehicle in Providence and the driver fled the scene.
According to city police, a 12-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl were riding bicycles in the area of Roanoke Street at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday when they were struck.
Police have identified the 83-year-old man killed in a pedestrian accident Wednesday as Jose S. Dionisio, and the driver as Carmella Visinho, 92, both of Warwick.
Dionisio was crossing Main Avenue around 9:30 a.m., near the intersection with Greenwich Avenue, when he was struck by Visinho, who was driving in the right lane, eastbound. Dionisio was not in a crosswalk, according to the initial investigation.
Crosswalk or no crosswalk, how do we expect an elderly person to ever cross that street? How do we expect anyone to ever be able to cross that street? A traffic engineer designed that.
As our population continues to age, and more elderly people are no longer able to drive, we’re going to have a lot more elderly people in suburbs trying to cross the streets we engineered for cars.
A 40-year-old woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon after she was struck by a car just west of the intersection of Atwood Avenue and Phenix Avenue.
The initial investigation by the Cranston police accident-reconstruction team and eyewitnesses indicate that the pedestrian was struck just before 6 p.m. while crossing Phenix Avenue, from Stop & Shop towards the Burger King.
The automobile was traveling west on Phenix Avenue. There is a marked crosswalk at the location of the accident.
And from WPRI:
A Bristol man died Thursday after he was hit by a car trying to cross Metacom Avenue.
Officers arrived on scene at about 7:30 p.m. to find a man with visible injuries lying unresponsive in the shoulder of the roadway.
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Providence Parking Ban starts at 10pm
The City of Provience also has this CodeRed app they are pushing, but I couldn’t get it to work properly on my phone, YMMV.
Also, shovel your sidewalks!