Police: Woman dies after being hit by car at Tommy’s Clam Shack in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick police said a woman died after being hit by a car at Tommy’s Clam Shack on Friday. 

Police said Saturday that 66-year-old Susan Hjerpe died at Rhode Island Hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

Hjerpe’s husband, identified as Carl Hjerpe, was also struck by the car. He was taken to the hospital, where he’s stable.

The crash happened just after 2 p.m. When police said the driver “inadvertently” accelerated while driving through the parking lot.

The driver hit the couple who were sitting at a picnic table.

The driver, who was only identified as a woman, was evaluated on scene and was not taken to the hospital.

Tommy’s Clam Shack released a statement on their Facebook page, saying, “Thomas and his staff offers our deepest sympathies to all impacted by the unfortunate incident Friday afternoon.”

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