Chief Marc Haslam reports that the Swansea Police Department is investigating a crash where a pedestrian was struck by a car and injured Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 26.
At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Swansea Police received numerous 911 calls reporting a pedestrian crash on Milford Road.
Upon arrival, officers provided aid to a 12-year-old juvenile victim who had been struck by a vehicle. The victim was semi-conscious laying on the road and suffering from serious injuries.
The victim was transported by Swansea Ambulance Corps to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
The driver, an 18-year-old from Swansea, remained at the scene and was cooperative with police.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was walking on the sidewalk/bike lane when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle causing the vehicle to jump the curb and hit the victim.
The crash remains under investigation by Swansea Police Sgt. Kyle Stone and Officer Michael Mulhern.