The driver of the car who hit the woman was not speeding or impaired, police said.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, April 7
An 81-year-old woman who was struck by a car on Interstate 295 late Friday night in Cranston has died from her injuries, police said. The woman has not been identified pending notification to all family members. Police said the accident occurred just before 11 p.m. last night. The initial call had police thinking there was a stranded motorist on I-295 just south of Route 37, but when police arrived, they found several passers by tending to a woman who had been hit by a passing car. The woman was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said the woman had stopped her green Kia SUV in the breakdown lane on an angle, "with her tires resting on the fog line," said Cranston Police Major Robert W…
Exit 6 off Interstate 295 has been the site of hundreds of accidents and dozens of injuries over the last few years.
Of the 10 most dangerous intersections in all of New England, eight are found in Rhode Island, one of which is in Johnston, according to GoLocalProv. Exit 6 off Interstate 295 is listed as the number 6 most dangerous intersection in the region. The Route 6/I-295 interchange has seen 144 accidents over the last three years, 78 of which caused significant property damage. Sixty-five of the accidents there resulted in injury, and one was fatal, accoding to the website's research. "This draw-over of traffic via Exit 6 to Route 6 can be a last-minute lane-changing challenge," the website reported. Other nearby intersections also made the most-dangerous list, lncluding exit 3 off 295 in Cranston. The cloverleaf interchange with Route 37 has …