The police have arrested an East Providence man they say drove up on a sidewalk along Legion Way and struck a pedestrian and a bicyclist and killed a dog before driving away Tuesday night, according to Lt. Thomas J...
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Police in Warwick are investigating a serious pedestrian crash.
Police are investigating after two children were hit by a vehicle in Providence and the driver fled the scene.
As our population continues to age, and more elderly people are no longer able to drive, we're going to have a lot more elderly people in suburbs trying to cross the streets we engineered for cars.
“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.”
Sorry, arbitrarily reducing the speed limit on a roadway designed for high-speed and installing cameras so we can see cars running red-lights and slamming into old ladies will not prevent any crashes.
The pair said it became apparent last year by the many pedestrians forced to dodge traffic in the street that sidewalks in those two areas seem to be among the most neglected after snowstorms.
The woman began arguing with the officer, then backed up her vehicle about fifty feet and drove at the officer head-on. He was able to step partially out of the way, but had minor injuries.
According to fire officials, the ambulance had a hard time getting to the hospital due to low visibility from the heavy fog, and it’s possible the driver never saw the cyclist.
Johnston police say a woman has died, and a man is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Johnston Monday night.