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WPD Arrests Driver Fleeing Crash on Foot

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 — Officer Kyle Fitzsimmons was called to a crash between a blue BMW and white Toyota Tacoma on Jefferson Boulevard Aug. 10 at 5:20 p.m., learning the BMW driver had fled the crash on foot.

Fitzsimmons observed rear-end damage to the Toyota, and front end damage to the BMW, according to the officer’s report.  He spoke with both the Toyota driver, who reported that the BMW driver had rear-ended her, then approached and asked if they “handle the accident civilly,” telling the other driver she had been up working all night, leading to the crash. She said she didn’t have a license and asked the other driver not to call police.

When the Toyota driver insisted on calling Warwick Police, the BMW driver fled on foot, heading south on Jefferson Boulevard, according to the report. A witness at the scene backed up the Toyota driver’s account. Fitzsimmons alerted dispatch of the fleeing driver’s path, and the woman was located by another officer at 340 Jefferson Blvd. a short time later.

Once the BMW driver was cleared by Rescue personnel, she was identified by the Toyota driver as the BMW driver who ran away. Fitzsimmons identified the woman as Kelly A. Medico, 36, of 35 Schofield St., Apt. 3, Pawtucket.

He arrested her and transported her to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where he charged her with Failing to stop for an Accident Resulting in Damage, and also for Driving with a Suspended License. He also cited her for not leaving enough room between vehicles.

 

 

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