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Girl struck by car on way to school

November 30, 2011

A 17-year-old girl was struck by a car in front of the police station in West Warwick. Lauren Knight. Kent County Daily Times.

WEST WARWICK — Yesterday morning, a 17-year-old girl was crossing the street on her way to school when she was struck by a car.

Major Richard Ramsay of the West Warwick Police Department told The Times that at approximately 6:15 a.m., the girl crossed the street at 1162 Main Street, across from the Police Department.

The girl, a West Warwick resident, was not using a crosswalk, he said. He also stated that it is believed that she was wearing headphones at the time of the incident.

The vehicle that struck her was traveling southbound on Main Street and was operated by a 67-year-old male.

Speed does not appear to be a factor in the accident, said Ramsay.
The girl was transported to Hasbro Hospital and suffered from a fracture to the skull and some broken fingers, according to Ramsay.

“At this point, she is believed to have a full recovery,” he said. No other injuries were reported with the accident.

Ramsay added that the incident is still under investigation and no citations or charges have been filed at this point.

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