Police: Moped riders ‘ignore’ red light, hit by car and truck in Pawtucket

This is a photo of a Pawtucket police cruiser. (WLNE)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Police said Tuesday that two people riding a moped were hit by a car and a truck in Pawtucket after “ignoring” the red light.

The crash happened just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway at Central Avenue.

Det. Sgt. Theodore Georgitsis said the moped was traveling south on Broadway, crossing the intersection of Central Avenue and running the red light, when it was hit by a car.

The riders of the moped were thrown off, said Georgitsis. One of them was also hit by a truck that was traveling east on Central Avenue.

The moped driver, only identified as a 17-year-old, and the passenger, a 20-year-old, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

While no further information on this crash was immediately released, Georgitsis said when they were assessing the crash, an unruly crowd formed. Two juveniles, who were not involved in the crash, were arrested for disorderly conduct.

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