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.
Contrary to many of the #walk posts on this site, on the face this case doesn’t appear to be about poor design or enforcement. This is a very sad case of a reckless driver trying to evade the police.
Even the best planned pedestrian amenities aren’t useful if you have drivers behaving this way.