Frightening moments of Cranston accident caught on camera

 By: Rebecca Turco


CRANSTON – Scary moments of a crash in Cranston were caught on surveillance camera, as two cars collided on a slippery hill and headed straight toward people standing outside.

The accident happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday on Walnut Grove Avenue.

Dennis Gamba was one of the three people in the beginning of the surveillance video, who narrowly escaped getting hit. “I just jumbled as quickly as I could to get out of the way,” he recounted.

Gamba owns Cranston Collision Center, which is right next to where the accident happened. His surveillance cameras caught the whole thing.

He told ABC6 News he was outside with customers and trying to help police deal with cars stuck at the bottom of the hill in the snow, when the Mazda SUV came barreling down, hit a parked Volkswagen Sedan, which then hit a woman as the truck made its way down the hill.

“As soon as [the driver] came over the top of the hill and she put her brakes on, there was just nothing she could do,” Gamba explained. “At that point, [she was] just sliding.”

Gamba said the woman who was hit ended up in the hospital. As scary as it was, he said the whole ordeal could have been a lot worse.

“If it wasn’t for the policemen at the bottom of the hill yelling up for us to get out of the way, we would’ve got hurt,” he said. “That’s when I turned around and the car that was coming down the hill was about five feet away from me.”

The woman injured is out of the hospital and doing alright, according to her Twitter page.

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