Two young women struck by car in Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after two young women were hit by a car Thursday night.

Dartmouth police responded to the intersection of Old Westport Road at Cross Road around 6:19 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found two female pedestrians struck by a 2013 Audi.

Officials said the driver of the car, a 53-year-old Westport man, stayed in the immediate area after the crash.

A 19-year-old female victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and a 21-year-old female was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital.

John Hoey, spokesperson for UMass Dartmouth, confirmed to Eyewitness News that both victims were students there. He did not release their names but said that the 21 year-old has already been released from St. Luke’s Hospital, while the other victim remains at Rhode Island Hospital and is expected to recover.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.