Pawtucket police arrest driver after boy struck by car

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The driver of a car that struck a boy on his bike Thursday has been arrested.

Police were called to Rhode Island Avenue around 4:30 p.m. for reports of a pedestrian struck.

According to police, the 13-year-old boy was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital and was treated for scrapes, bruises and a broken left leg.

Police said officers arrested the driver, who was identified as James Oliveria, for driving with a suspended license.

Oliveria’s car was damaged in the accident. Police said an investigation is ongoing.

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