Woman in critical condition after being struck by car on highway

Yiranis Liz arrested after serious accident in I-95

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a car Sunday morning on I-95.

State Police said that the accident happened at about 2:30 a.m. on 95 South right before the 195 overpass, by the hospitals in Providence.

Investigators say the victim, a 38-year-old from Providence, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after she was standing outside a car that was pulled over in the breakdown lane of I-95 South before being struck.

Police said that the other driver lost control and went into the breakdown lane before the incident.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the unidentified victim, 30-year-old Yiranis Liz of Providence, is facing several charges.

– Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, blood-alcohol concentration unknown, pending the results of blood tests

– Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, serious bodily injury resulting

– Operating to endanger, serious bodily injury resulting

Liz also was cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test; laned roadway violations; failure to maintain reasonable and prudent speeds; and operating a motor vehicle without evidence of insurance.

She was arraigned before a justice of the peace and released on personal recognizance, pending further court action.