A 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.