UPDATE – JUNE 28, 11 p.m.: Warwick Police identified the motorcyclist as Walter Lawrence, 67, of Cranston, RI, who remained in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
According to a statement on the crash sent by Warwick Police Wednesday, officers arrived on the scene and saw Lawrence had sustained multiple injuries to include what appeared to be a life-threatening injury to his right leg. Officers immediately applied a tourniquet to the his leg and requested a Warwick ambulance.
The Warwick Police Traffic Units’ Accident Reconstruction Team determined the motorcycle was traveling east on Main Avenue when it left that lane, veering to the right and hitting a utility pole at the corner of Trinity Street. Lawrence was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the east bound lane. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Warwick Police have asked anyone who witnessed the crash or has information to contact the Traffic Unit at 401-468-
4200. Anonymous tips can be submitted via the WARWICKPD app or texted WARWICKPD to 847411.
ORIGINAL STORY: WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police have shut down Main Avenue between Greenwich Avenue and Trinity Street following a motorcycle crash at the cross street that sent the rider to Rhode Island Hospital at about 1:30 p.m. today.
The road is expected to remain closed until 3:30 p.m. WPD Chief Brad Connor said the department received the call at about 1:30 p.m., and they closed the road to investigate the scene of the crash. That would likely last until at least 3:30 p.m., he said.
Connor said the crash only involved the motorcycle, which struck the pole at Trinity Street. The rider suffered serious, possibly life-threatening injuries as a result, he said, and he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
As the Warwick Police Accident Reconstruction Team investigated the crash site, a pair of shoes was visible near the sign pole for Trinity Street, which showed signs of an impact, with splinters nearby. The motorcycle rested on its side a short distance away.
Traffic headed toward Trinity Street on Main Avenue was redirected around the crash scene by police onto Chapmans Avenue. Traffic headed onto Main Avenue was blocked at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue.
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