3 pedestrians struck, seriously injured by car in Seekonk


SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after three people were struck by a car in a Seekonk shopping plaza Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to 150 Highland Avenue around 1:30 p.m.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing three women hit by a car in front of the Ocean State Job Lot.

“We thought the guy was just taking off mad just to take off, and then he just continued going backward and just hit everybody and everything in his way,” witness Alison Williams said.

Seekonk police say when first responders arrived they found the car half on the curb, half on another car, and a victim pinned underneath.

“He did an arc in reverse, hit the curb, and then landed on top of a woman, and then hit two other women who were laying on the ground,” witness Lisa Williams said.

Firefighters had to use airbags to lift the vehicle off of the victim.

All three female victims were transported to a hospital for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries, according to police.

Authorities say the driver is with Seekonk police and an investigation will determine whether or not there will be charges.

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