UPDATE: 18-year-old in critical condition after being hit by truck in Westerly
WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) – An 18-year-old woman is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital after she was hit by a truck Friday night in Westerly.
Vanessa Spears, 18, of Westerly was hit on Route 1 in front of The Aquastar Inn around 7 p.m., according to police.
Police identified the driver of the truck as Michael Malvinni, 57, of Westerly.
Spears was treated on scene and then transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.
At this time police say that it does not appear that speed nor alcohol are factors in this accident.
Police said Malvinni remained on scene and the investigation is ongoing.
No charges have been made at this time.