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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Central Falls Police said they were called to Roosevelt Avenue around 3:05 a.m. Saturday, where they found a 51-year old Pawtucket man in the roadway.
At his arraignment, [Rigoberto] Vasquez was charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to stop in an accident resulting in serious personal injury, driving with an expired license, among other charges.
Central Falls Police said the victim is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.
The officer had been directing traffic at Dave’s Marketplace on Airport Road Saturday about 10 a.m..
The woman began arguing with the officer, then backed up her vehicle about fifty feet and drove at the officer head-on. He was able to step partially out of the way, but had minor injuries.
The woman sped away, southbound on Warwick Avenue. She’s described as a woman in her 20s or 30s. Several eyewitnesses saw it happen, but the woman remains at large.
If you see the vehicle on the road, Warwick Police ask you to call (401) 468-4293.
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.
A 45-year-old Providence man faces charges after, in an attempt to evade police, he sped away, hit a pedestrian and rolled over his minivan, before taking off toward a gentleman’s club on foot, police said.
Michael Robinson, 45, is to be arraigned in Providence District Court Wednesday morning on several charges, including operating a vehicle without a license, and duty to stop in an accident resulting in personal injury, according to a police report provided by Major Thomas Verdi.
Robinson allegedly sped down Broadway “in an aggressive manner.” He then turned left onto Dave Gavitt Way and hit 29-year-old Ryan Karpuska, but kept going, according to the report.