Police have charged the driver they say struck and killed a pedestrian in North Smithfield Sunday night.
The victim – identified Monday as Cheryl A. Willard, 50, of North Smithfield – was attempting to cross Dowling Village Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Sunday when she was struck near the southern entrance of Dowling Village, according to police.
Emergency crews rushed Willard to Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket where, police said, she was later pronounced dead.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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 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.
Johnston police say a woman has died, and a man is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Johnston Monday night.
Officers at the scene said alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash though rainy conditions and poor visibility may have contributed.
Road design is also a factor.
A 19-year-old woman whose car allegedly struck a Mount Pleasant High School teacher, who later died, reported the incident to the police almost two hours later.
Anne-Marie Dansicker, 53, was hit around 5 p.m. Wednesday as she was walking away from the school on Mount Pleasant Avenue, and the driver, Tarchae Powell of Providence, fled the scene, the police said.
Dansicker was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she later died, the police said.
NO! The 19-year-old woman’s car did not allegedly strike and kill Ms. Dansicker. Tarchae Powell allegedly drove her car into Ms. Dansicker and Tarchae Powell allegedly killed Ms. Dansicker. The car is not accused of any crime. Why is this so hard for journalists to admit? The car did not do it, the person driving the car did.
A 74-year-old grandmother was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday evening while she was crossing the street with her 31-year-old granddaughter, on Broadway near the intersection with Marshall Street, the police said.
The police are seeking a newer-model, black SUV — either a Cherokee or an Explorer, Providence Police Lt. Richard Fernandes said.
[Lt. Fernandes] doesn’t know yet whether they were in a crosswalk when they were struck around 5:05 p.m.
If she was crossing Broadway, there is not a crosswalk at Marshall Street, pedestrians are expected to walk a block in either direction so as not to interupt the free flow of automobile traffic.
As reported by local media, Karen McHugh, a 51-year-old Seekonk resident was struck and killed by a hit & run driver on Friday night as she was walking along the road near her home. At the time of the incident that took her life, the sidewalks on Arcade Avenue were not shoveled, forcing McHugh to walk along the edge of the roadway.
This is exactly what we feared would happen when we started documenting uncleared sidewalks through the #PVDsidewalks hashtag on Twitter.
Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident, in 2011 George Adams, IV was struck and killed by a driver who also fled the scene. Haley Mckee who killed Adams was eventually arrested by police. In 2013 a reader documented poor conditions on North Main Street and of course North Main Street features heavily in the #PVDsidewalks photos this year. And in 2009 we wrote about people dying.
Every year we deal with these sidewalk conditions, and every year, people die while people who drive their cars seem to become more and more entitled and unable to deal with the fact that we live in New England and it snows. Someone started a Twitter fight with me insisting that the real problem was that streets were not returned to dry pavement yet and how dare I waste time worrying about sidewalks. The road in Seekonk was returned to dry pavement, and motorist were moving 35-40 mph on it, and Karen McHugh is dead.
Seekonk police seek any information anyone might have about Ms. McHugh’s death:
Fall River police are charging a city man after a crash that killed a pedestrian late Friday night.
Police were dispatched to 601 Laurel Street, near the intersection of Laurel and Henry Streets, at about 10 p.m. for a report of a person down in the road.
Officers found a 47 year-old man wedged underneath a white Toyota Corolla, and firefighters used heavy rescue equipment to lift it off him.
The Boston Globe: Man killed after being struck by two cars in Fall River
A man was struck and killed Monday as he was trying to cross the Pontiac Avenue-Howard Avenue intersection at 5:10 p.m., the police said.
Lt. Alan Loiselle said Monday night that the police have identified the man, but his name was being withheld until the police had a chance to contact his next of kin.