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WPD: Man Struck, Killed Crossing Bald Hill Road

Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police report a pedestrian struck by a truck while crossing a dimly lit area of Bald Hill Road Wednesday at 5:03 p.m. has died, and that speed, alcohol or distraction were not factors.

Officers arrived on scene to find an unresponsive 53-year-old old man lying in the north lanes in the area of 1170 Bald Hill Road. The man had serious injuries and was transported by Warwick Fire Department Rescue to RI Hospital in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead, Warwick Police reported.

Officers determined the man had entered the road in a dimly lit area, crossing from south to north when he was struck by a Ford F-150 as he entered the north side. The Ford had been traveling  north in the left hand lane. The truck driver and several witnesses stopped immediately to help and cooperate with police, according to the WPD announcement about the incident.

The Warwick Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team’s initial investigation determined speed, alcohol, and distracted driving don’t appear to be factors in this crash. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time he was struck.

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The pedestrians name is being withheld until notification has been made to the family.

Anyone with information related to the accident is requested to contact the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division at (401) 468-4293. Please contact Sgt. John Curley.

Rob Borkowski
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.