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WPD Identifies Man Fatally Injured By Cruiser Nov. 25, Officer Driving

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Police are investigating the circumstances leading to a pedestrian fatally injured Nov. 25, 2019 when he ran in front of a police cruiser on West Shore Road.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Police are investigating the circumstances leading to a pedestrian fatally injured Nov. 25, 2019 when he ran in front of a police cruiser on West Shore Road.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Police are investigating the circumstances leading to a pedestrian fatally injured Nov. 25, 2019 when he ran in front of a police cruiser on West Shore Road.
Correction: An earlier version of this story inaccurately reported the address of Adams as reported by police. The story has since been updated with the correct address.

WARWICK— Warwick Police have identified the pedestrian fatally injured after running into a police cruiser’s path Monday on West Shore Road, and the officer driving the cruiser.

The man struck, who later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at Kent Hospital, is Brian Adams, 25, of 2220 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI, Warwick Police reported Wednesday. The officer involved in the crash was Officer Thomas Paine, employed by the Warwick Police Department since 2017.

The accident and events leading to it remain under investigation by the Warwick Police Department and Rhode Island State Police, said Warwick Police Chief Col. Rick Rathbun.

“As such, no further information will be released at this time,” Rathbun wrote.

Warwick Police as anyone with information about the crash or events before it is asked to contact the Traffic Unit at (401) 468-4200.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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