Robert Silva has died after being struck in his wheel chair crossing Memorial Boulevard in Newport. He died in the hospital after 2 surgeries following the accident. Matthew McColgan of Middletown was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian and driving without insurance. Police are still investigating.
Newport Police are also investigating another accident involving a pedestrian. A woman was hit while crossing Bellevue Avenue yesterday afternoon. Lt. Fitzgerald of the Newport Police says the victim died at Rhode Island Hospital last night.