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Pedestrian Struck by Car on Post Road Saturday; WPD Reminds Public To Use Care

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police reminded motorists and the walking public to be wary of each other after a second pedestrian  in as many days was struck Saturday night on a busy city street.

Warwick Police responded to #718 Post Road Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8:33 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck in a crosswalk. Officers discovered that a father crossing the road with his son had been struck in the crosswalk by a vehicle traveling north on Post Road in the left hand lane.

The boy was not injured in the crash. The father was transported by Warwick Fire Department rescue to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which appear to be non-life threatening. The Warwick Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.

Criminal charges are not being sought; civil violations will be issued to the motorist.

The incident is the second one involving a pedestrian struck crossing the street. On Friday, Kurtis Lee Prosser 18, of 212 Sandy Lane in Warwick was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Shore Road. Prosser was transported to RI Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

Warwick Police reminded motorists and pedestrians to,  “Use due caution when crossing roadways. Pedestrians please look both ways before crossing roadways and do not assume that the motorist sees you. Motorists please look out for pedestrians crossing roadways and yield to them when they are in the crosswalk,”

Anyone with information related to the crash is requested to contact the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division at (401) 468-4293, and ask for Sgt. John Kelly.

Rob Borkowski
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