Woman transported to the hospital after wrong-way crash
By News Staff
WARWICK, R.I (WLNE)- A woman was found unresponsive after authorities arrived to a report of a wrong-way crash on Monday.
Warwick Police and Fire/EMS responded to the on-ramp of Rt 37 West from Post Road for the report of a vehicle which had driven off of the road.
They arrived to find a two vehicle collision on the ramp, with one vehicle having traveled the wrong direction, causing the crash.
The initial investigation reveals that a 48-year-old woman from Warwick, driving a Chevy SUV was travelling south on Post Road in the right lane when she struck the curb, traveled across the sidewalk before striking a route sign and utility pole.
She continued into the grass median and then onto the on-ramp travelling in the wrong direction back towards Post Road where she collided with another vehicle which was entering the ramp.
The woman was found unresponsive upon arrival of EMS and Police.
She was transported to Kent County Hospital where she is in critical condition.
Police say the female driver experienced a medical issue which led to the crash. The other driver was not injured in the collision.
The Police Traffic Unit Reconstruction team is currently investigating the incident.
The Warwick Police department is asking anybody with information related to the accident to contact the department traffic division.