Sunday, June 3, 2012
Two people were transported to area hospitals.
Central Coventry Fire crews responded to a three-car accident on Hill Farm Rd. around 4 p.m. on Saturday. The crash that occurred in the area of the the Isle of Capri Bridge caused the the road to be closed to traffic for the evening and was reopened Sunday morning. Power to nearby homes was knocked out for several hours as well. Crews were on scene for an extended period of time due to leaking and oil and gasoline from one of the vehicles involved. According to CCFD Captain Dave Gorman, absorbent pads were used on the surface of the road to prevent the fluids from leaking into Johnson's Pond. One individual was transported to Kent County Hospital and one to Rhode Island Hospital, both with non-life threatening injuries. Check back with …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Coventry man issued motor vehicle violation after driving into Next To Nowhere Creamery.
A vehicle operated by an elderly Coventry man crashed into Next to Nowhere Creamery in Exeter around 3:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, running down a female customer, and injuring owner and Coventry resident, Lou Zaracosta. Zaracosta is also the owner of Coventry's Olde Theater Diner. The driver, 81-year-old Carl Wurschel of Coventry, told police that the accident occurred because he hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes in his 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The vehicle hit a woman standing in front of the shop, then continued into the store, hitting Zaracosta. State Police have not released the name of the injured female, though Lt. Douglas Newberg said her injuries were "not life threatening." Zaracosta was taken to Kent Hospital in Warwick …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
There were four in the car, including one juvenile.
A car crash on Moosehorn Road in East Greenwich Thursday just after 10 p.m. sent two to the hospital, police confirmed. The driver lost control of his car, slid up the street and went into a ditch before finally coming to rest at a telephone pole, according to Moosehorn resident Steven J. Antonson, Sr. A second telephone pole was also damaged, police said. The driver of the car, Justin Bourgeous, 18, of Coventry, was cited for driving too fast when conditions required reduced speed, driving on the wrong side of the road and crossing a laned roadway. According to police, the accident took place at 80 Moosehorn Rd. Bourgeous and one of his three passengers were taken by rescue to Kent Hospital. Neither was a patient there as of Tuesday …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Police have released the ages of the three victims and the identity of the driver.
An automobile accident left three injured in Coventry on Monday morning. At 9:39 a.m., a black GMC Sierra pickup truck struck a tree and a stone wall in the area of 1385 Plainfield Pike while heading west toward the Connecticut border. The driver, Jason Zifchock, 31 of Gibson Hill Road, Sterling, CT was extracted from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life then airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The two passengers, 15-year-old and 16-year old girls were taken by ambulance to Hasbro Children's Hospital, one with serious injuries. Crews from Western Coventry, Central Coventry and West Greenwich fire districts responded to the scene. Police say the the accident is still under investigation.