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WPRI: Security officer at Newport naval station dies

walkinpvd-iconA security officer at Naval Station Newport has died on base after being struck by a government car driven by another Navy employee.

A base spokeswoman said Friday that the man, a detective in the security office, was hit around 1 p.m. on Thursday. He was taken to Newport Hospital, then to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, where he died at 10:15 p.m

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New England Bike-Walk Summit Providence – October 4, 2013

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2011 Summit, look closely, you might find me eating a cookie. Photo from East Coast Greenway.

From the New England Bike-Walk Summit:


I can barely believe that the New England Bike-Walk Summit is only a week away!

I wanted to share the current draft of the Summit program , so you can see what kind of great stuff we have lined up this year. Once again, we have a great variety of sessions related to design, planning, engineering, advocacy, and more, presented by an array of talented and experienced professionals. Add to that a few terrific field sessions and the return of our popular poster session, and it promises to be a great and productive day. Oh, did I mention the amazing guest speakers that are coming? Several bike/walk rock stars, including the Presidents of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the League of American Bicyclists, are headed to New England from DC to share their thoughts on active transportation and recreation in our region and the rest of the country.

Please register now!

p.s.: There’s lots of bike/walk/urbanism fun planned for that evening and all weekend in Providence – the Builders’ Ball (handbuilt bike show), Providence Cyclocross Festival (world-class bike races), Gran Fondo New England, WaterFire

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WPRI: Pedestrian hit by car, 4th in RI this week

walkinpvd-iconCranston police are investigating after another pedestrian was struck on a Rhode Island roadway.

According to police, the person was walking westbound on Narragansett Boulevard near the intersection with Aurora Avenue just before 8 p.m. Tuesday when the collision occurred.

The pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, police said.

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WPRI: 3-year-old struck by motorcycle, hospitalized

walkinpvd-iconA young girl is in critical condition after she was struck by a motorcycle in a hit-and-run crash in Providence.

The 3-year-old was hit at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday on Gladstone Street. According to police, a motorcyclist hit the girl at a high rate of speed then took off.


Regardless of the headline, there was actually a person driving the motorcycle, the motorcycle did not rouse itself and run down the child.

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WPRI: City Councilman Correia struck by hit and run driver on Atwells Avenue

walkinpvd-iconWPRI reports that City Councilman Michael J. Correia (Ward 6) was struck by a hit and run driver around 6pm last night n Atwells Avenue. Happily, this morning the Councilman is out of the hospital and on the mend.

Correia was thrown 10 feet from his car and knocked out by the blow from the vehicle, which was described as a dark-colored Ford Escape SUV, according to Correia’s family members and Providence Acting Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr.

“I’m very lucky,” Correia told WPRI.com. He was treated at Rhode Island Hospital and then released, and is now resting at home with his family. He said he has brusies on his side and his arm.

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Pedestrian struck, killed on North Main Street

WPRI video link gone due to their site being updated

walkinpvd-iconAccording to WPRI.com, 23-year-old George Adams, IV was killed last Thursday when he was struck by a car while walking with a friend on North Main Street near Benefit Street. The WPRI report does not say whether sidewalk conditions forced the victim and his friend to walk in the road or not.

“It was like they were walking and talking, holding hands,” said George’s father, George Adams III, on Monday. Mounds of unshoveled ice had forced them off the sidewalk. “And all of a sudden, he got ripped from her hand. He was gone that fast.” He later died at the hospital.

An eyewitness who saw the car drive away ended up chasing after the car. The driver never hit her brakes, the eyewitness said — and later tried to ditch the vehicle and take off on foot.

Police eventually tracked down the woman they believe was the driver, Haley Mckee, 31, in Lincoln. Her charges include leaving the scene of an accident-death resulting, reckless driving — and driving with a suspended license.

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Hating to say, “I told you so”

walkinpvd-iconEAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. | A woman and two of her children, walking in the street because of the piles of snow on the sidewalk, were injured when they were struck by a car Saturday on Pawtucket Avenue.

The driver, a 23-year-old Pawtucket woman who was not identified, was cited for a driving-while-texting violation, a Municipal Court infraction.

Meanwhile, in Pawtucket:


Struck pedestrian still in hospital: wpri.com

It is unknown at this time if the Pawtucket incident had anything to do with the condition of the sidewalks.

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