Man, 75, killed in Central Falls pedestrian crash

A pedestrian was killed in a Central Falls crash on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (WJAR)

Central Falls police said a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed.

The crash happened in a parking lot at the intersection of Clay and Dexter streets at about 4 p.m. Monday.

Police said 75-year-old Delfin Medina of Central Falls was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died.

Police said the 64-year-old Pawtucket woman who was driving has not been charged.

Anita Pitts works at a laundromat near the scene. The glass windows gave her a clear view of the crash.

She said she saw a white SUV suddenly jump the curb and strike the man, as well as a blue car.

“I heard the bang,” Pitts said, noting that she often saw the man walking around the area.

Pitts ran over to help the man, who she said came to the laundromat from time to time. She said he was badly hurt.

“I didn't want nobody to touch him so, I called 911 immediately,” she said.

Witnesses believe they saw a woman behind the wheel, with two other passengers in the car.

“I mean, she was flying,” Pitts said.

But Pitts also said the parking lot has been a problem before.

“Tearing my car up. They hit my car twice since I've been here,” she said.

Yet, Pitts added that she never expected something so awful to happen right outside her work.

“I’ve never seen it take anybody's life like this like it did today,” she said. “This is drastic.”

Police said anyone with information about the crash should call them at 401-727-7411.

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