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Two Newport pedestrian accidents

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.

 

 

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