FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pedestrian struck and seriously injured on Post Road in Warwick.
The Warwick Police responded to a car and pedestrian accident in the area of 717 Post Road at 8:49 PM on October 11, 2014. The Traffic Division’s Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident. The accident involved one vehicle operated by Katelyn Barnes, a 23 year old female from Heath Avenue in Warwick, and the pedestrian, a 44 year old male from Dryden Boulevard in Warwick. The pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Warwick Fire Rescue where at last check he was listed in critical condition with serious injuries. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification to his family.
The preliminary investigation has disclosed that the operator of the vehicle was travelling north on Post Road in the area of Spofford Avenue and the pedestrian was crossing Post Road in an easterly direction when the collision occurred. Investigators are continuing with interviews of the driver, as well as attempting to locate any additional witnesses. At this time neither speed nor alcohol appears to be factors in the collision. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and due to the time of day the area was fairly dark with minimal lighting. These factors may have played a role in the cause of the collision.
Any person with information related to the accident is requested to contact the Warwick Police Traffic Division at (401)468-4293 or at (401)468-4343.