Man critically hurt in Warwick pedestrian crash dies

(WJAR)

A pedestrian who was critically injured in a Warwick crash has died, according to authorities.

Police said David Quinn, 68, passed away Tuesday.

Quinn was hit in a crosswalk in the southbound lanes of Greenwich Avenue -- knocking his shoes off his feet -- Friday at about 7:40 a.m.

Police said he lives in a nearby apartment complex and was on his way to the grocery store when he was struck.

A loved one told NBC 10 News he believes “the crosswalk is very dangerous and the city should have done something sooner. This man's life could have been saved if something was done when all the other people who have been stuck at that crosswalk!! It's outrageous and when will the next person die!!!”

Police said the driver stopped immediately and called 911, with authorities adding that the driver told them he was blinded by sun glare when he hit Quinn.

"It is believed that sun glare on the roadway is a significant factor in this crash. It is unknown at this time if the pedestrian activated the crosswalk signal prior to entering the roadway," police previously said in a news release.

Investigators ruled out speed, alcohol and distracted driving as factors, adding that the driver will not face charges.

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