Judge hit by Jeep outside of State House moved to rehab center in Boston

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge who was seriously injured after being hit by a Jeep in Providence is being moved to a rehab center in Boston.

Judge Richard Licht’s family said that he will continue his recovery at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He was moved there Friday.

“Richard is in good spirits and is so appreciative of the continued expressions of love and support from friends, colleagues, and the many people in Rhode Island and beyond who have reached out to us,” said his family in a statement Friday.

Last week, Licht was struck by a Jeep Wrangler outside of the State House on Smith Street.

He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. The driver who hit the judge faces no charges and remained on scene.

Licht has served as judge since 2014, and was a former Rhode Island lieutenant governor.

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