Police in Warwick are investigating a serious pedestrian crash.
In a news release Saturday night, police said the 41-year-old man was struck by a 69-year-old Coventry woman who was driving near Wendy’s.
Rhode Island State Police said the victim – a South Kingstown woman in her 60s – and her friend were walking with the flow of traffic on the side of the road when she was struck.
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.”
A Bristol man died Thursday after he was hit by a car trying to cross Metacom Avenue.
Central Falls Police said they were called to Roosevelt Avenue around 3:05 a.m. Saturday, where they found a 51-year old Pawtucket man in the roadway.
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.
Fire officials told Eyewitness News that the call came in from Washington Street at Snow Street around 10:30 p.m.
Pedestrians should walk to another town where there’s a crosswalk, so they at least won’t get a citation after they are mowed down.
Johnston police say a woman has died, and a man is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Johnston Monday night.
The car did not kill Ms. Dansicker.
A 74-year-old grandmother was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday evening while she was crossing the street with her 31-year-old granddaughter, on Broadway near the intersection with Marshall Street, the police said.