Car strikes child, crashes into building in Pawtucket

Photo: Caroline Goggin/WPRI-TV

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — An 11-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he was struck by a car in Pawtucket.

The crash took place at about 3 p.m. on Newport Avenue. Police on scene said the boy was crossing the roadway with a friend in the area of Robinson Avenue when he was hit by a car turning left onto Newport Avenue.

“The poor kid was on the ground,” said Meghan Strang, an eyewitness. “He had a lot of wounds on his head, arms, legs. All of the officers were around him.”

The boy was conscious and alert following the collision, according to police, and was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for treatment. Police said he’s listed in stable condition and it didn’t appear he suffered any serious injuries.

The car continued across the street and crashed through the front of 1143 Newport Ave. Police said the driver was stuck in her vehicle as a result and had to be freed by city firefighters. Her injuries were also not serious and she’s currently in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital, police said.

The car has since been removed from the building.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and it’s unclear at this time if any charges will be filed against the driver.