Motorcyclist in critical condition after colliding with minivan


WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after a serious crash in Warwick.

It happened at the intersection of Warwick and Church Avenues around 6:30 p.m.

Warwick Police say a minivan traveling south on Warwick Avenue was turning left and collided with a motorcycle heading north on that same street.

Police said the motorcycle operator, 28-year-old Robert Brierly of Cranston, was in critical condition as of Wednesday morning. The minivan driver, 67-year-old Deborah Brown of Warwick, was not injured.

Investigators say there is no indication of alcohol or drug impairment by either operator.

Accident reconstruction teams are investigating the cause of the accident and if speed and/or distracted driving were factors.

No charges have been filed.

The road was shut down for a short time following the crash.