WPRI: Police: Man killed after being hit by car in Warwick

walkinpvd-iconAccording to Warwick Police Major Rick Rathbun, an 80-year-old man was hit by a car around 8:30 p.m. on Warwick Avenue.

The man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Rathbun said the driver, a 38-year-old man from Portsmouth, pulled over and called 911 to alert police. He said the driver remained on scene and was cooperating with police.

Recent traffic violence

walkinpvd-iconThere has been an alarming number of crashes involving pedestrians in the last few weeks:

WPRI: Pedestrian hit by vehicle near Taunton Green (March 1st)

A Taunton man is recovering after he was hit by a vehicle in the city Thursday afternoon.

Police said the man was struck around 12:15 p.m. while crossing the road near the Taunton Green.

Patrolman David DeOliveira happened to be in the area and was able to quickly respond and render first aid to the pedestrian, identified as Kristian Belcher.


WPRI: Dartmouth police investigating fatal hit-and-run accident (March 4th)

Dartmouth police are searching for a driver in a deadly hit-and-run accident.

Stasha Lynn Faria, 33, of Westport, was struck and killed near 653 State Road on Saturday night around 7 p.m.

Eyewitness News spoke with family members of the victim, who said she was optimistic, artistic, and a wonderful mother. Now they are hoping the driver turns themselves into police.

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WPRI: Police searching for Acura sedan in Warwick hit-and-run

walkinpvd-iconPolice continue to investigate a hit-and-run in Warwick that landed a man in the hospital Wednesday night.

According to city police, the pedestrian was crossing Post Road near the Walmart just before 9 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound, which then drove off. Police said he was not in a crosswalk at the time.

The 32-year-old man was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where at last check he remains in serious condition. His identity has not been released.

After finding a driver’s side mirror at the scene, investigators believe the suspect vehicle was a gray 2014-2018 Acura RLX sedan which, according to a local dealership, is not a common vehicle.

“This is the second pedestrian accident in a quarter-mile span of Post Road in a five-month period,” Rathbun said.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Sgt. John Kelly with the Warwick Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (401) 468-4293.