The Warwick Police reported a car and pedestrian accident near 717 Post Rd. at around 8:50 p.m. on Saturday. The accident involved a vehicle operated by Katelyn Barnes, a 23-year-old female from …
The Warwick Police reported a car and pedestrian accident near 717 Post Rd. at around 8:50 p.m. on Saturday. The accident involved a vehicle operated by Katelyn Barnes, a 23-year-old female from Heath Avenue in Warwick, and a 44-year-old male from Dryden Boulevard in Warwick. The pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Warwick Fire Rescue where, as of yesterday, he was listed in critical condition. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification to his family.
The preliminary investigation disclosed that the operator of the vehicle was traveling 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 interviewing the driver and attempting to locate any additional witnesses. At this time, according to the Traffic Division, neither speed nor alcohol appeared to be factors. They did say the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and, due to the time of day, the area was fairly dark, with only minimal lighting, which may have played a role in the collision.
Any person with information related to the accident is requested to contact the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division at 468-4293 or 468-4343.