Greater City Providence

ProJo: Woman seriously injured after being struck by car while crossing Phenix Ave. in Cranston

walkinpvd-iconA 40-year-old woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon after she was struck by a car just west of the intersection of Atwood Avenue and Phenix Avenue.

The initial investigation by the Cranston police accident-reconstruction team and eyewitnesses indicate that the pedestrian was struck just before 6 p.m. while crossing Phenix Avenue, from Stop & Shop towards the Burger King.

The automobile was traveling west on Phenix Avenue. There is a marked crosswalk at the location of the accident.

And from WPRI:

Residents said this particular crosswalk has had issues in the past.

“I’m not surprised. It was just a matter of time – somebody would get hit,” said Jay Bombardier, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than a decade. “Cars just zip through this street.”

According to Bombardier, he himself has actually been hit in the same crosswalk.

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1 comment

  • The projo says the police say speed was not a factor. Maybe the speed limit is too high, and/or the road design encourages excessive speed.
    I do know it is very hard to tighten laws that crack down on careless motorists who kill or injure, perhaps because a majority of voters are drivers. Unless you can rove they are drunk or did it on purpose, there are usually no penalties for killing or injuring someone with your car beyond maybe a $85 fine for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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