There 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.
The Providence Journal: 74-year-old West Greenwich woman killed while crossing Route 102 (February 27th)
A 74-year-old woman was killed Monday night while trying to cross Route 102 near 860 Victory Highway, according to the police.
The police said that Betty Turnbull was walking her dog when she was struck at about 6:30 p.m. by a southbound car driven by Gab-Andy Montervil, 30, of Warwick.
WPRI: Woman dies after being hit by car in Providence (February 26th)
A Pawtucket woman who was hit by a car in Providence Friday night has died as a result of her injuries.
According to Providence police, Frances Rushlow was struck while crossing Smithfield Avenue in the area of Colfax Street.
Rushlow, 53, was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, to which she eventually succumbed, police said.
The driver, identified as Derrick Santos, 33, of Pawtucket, was issued traffic violations for not using reduced speed or due care while driving.