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Car-bicycle accident critically injures one in South Kingston

A car-bicycle collision along Route 1 near Jerry Brown Farm Road in South Kingstown critically injured one individual. Turn to Ten reported the Washington County accident, which occurred last Wednesday, July 27.

According to preliminary investigations, a 22-year-old Massachusetts biker was hit by an 88-year-old driver. The woman driving the car, Claire Archambault of South Kingstown, crashed into the bicyclist from behind.

Police officers said the biker, identified as Cheshire resident Mary WIlk, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She received medical attention for her life-threatening injuries and later died. Officials are conducting further investigation into the matter to determine the factors that contributed to the crash.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., have a combined 85 years of legal experience. We handle personal injury cases in the state of Rhode Island and know how difficult it is to recover from these accidents. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the victim in this accident as they mourn their loss.

Providence man charged in relation to fatal accident

34-year-old Johnny Sak, of 35 Union Avenue, Rhode Island, was indicted on Monday, July 11 before Providence Superior Court Magistrate John McBurney III in relation to a fatal vehicular accident that happened last year, killing a young woman.

Sak had been driving a vehicle along the 1600 block of Mendon Road on Dec. 8, 2015, when the car he had been driving crashed into a utility pole, causing the death of a passenger, 22-year-old Woonsocket resident Alexandra Patten Parenteau.

Sak was indicted by a Providence County grand jury on charges of one count of driving under the influence death resulting; one count of driving to endanger death resulting; two counts of driving under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury; two counts of driving to endanger resulting in serious bodily injury; one count of driving to endanger resulting in bodily injury; one count of possession of cocaine; and one count of operating a motorized vehicle without a license.

The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., which celebrated its 45th year of practicing law in 2015, are home to competent personal injury attorneys who provide their legal services to our clients in Rhode Island. Discuss your personal drunk driving case or car accident with us today by calling our offices at (401) 751-8855.

East Providence man arrested for leaving the scene of an accident

Thirty-three-year-old resident Daniel James was taken into police custody from his home in East Providence, Rhode Island, and charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious personal injury, as well as motor infractions, in relation to a crash that he caused along Legion Way last Tuesday, July 5 that injured a pedestrian and a bicyclist and claimed the life of a dog.

According to Lieutenant Thomas Rush, the victims, who were only identified as a married couple, both 47 years of age, were taking a stroll along Legion Way when James left the road, crashing his vehicle into them and a parked car, before driving away. The wife was reportedly on the bicycle while her husband was walking their dog, who died at the scene of the accident.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a negligent driver, an attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. might be able to represent you. Give them a call at (401) 751-8855.

More Americans are getting killed by accidents each year

A new study released by the National Safety Council (NSC) showed that accidents, especially falls and overdoses, are causing the deaths of more Americans each year.

The NSC said that in 2014, over 136,000 Americans died in accidents. Unfortunately, that is an increase of 4.2% from 2013 records and a rise of 15.5% within a 10-year period. Numbers are increasing even though car accident fatalities have declined by 22% since 2005.

Furthermore, overdose deaths have risen by 78% in 10 years, dethroning car accidents as the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. Also, deaths from falls have risen by 63% over a decade.

NSC statistical manager Ken Kolosh said the American society and government need to work harder to prevent these deaths. According to Kolosh, we still have yet to exhaust all our efforts in trying to minimize instances of accidents.

The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.. may be able to help you receive financial compensation after an accident. Seek our legal assistance by getting in touch with a qualified member of our legal team by calling (401) 751-8855. Take charge of your life now.

Recall on SUV that killed Anton Yelchin

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee that caused the death of Anton Yelchin is part of a recall by Fiat Chrysler. The incident occurred last Sunday, June 19. Yelchin’s vehicle appeared to be in the ‘park’ position, but it was actually in ‘reverse’. Yelchin’s vehicle rolled from his driveway and crashed into him. Despite the June accident, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall in April.

The federal agency made the recall after drivers complained it was difficult to determine whether the vehicle was in park. Apparently, the vehicle alerts drivers with a noise and dashboard warning if a door is open while the vehicle is not in park. Even so, the push-button ignition does not shut off the engine, which increases the chances of a vehicle rolling away after the driver exits the vehicle.

If you have been injured by a recalled product, you may be able to receive compensation for your recovery. Contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., at 401.751.8855 if you want to hold manufacturers responsible for their actions.

20-year-old dies in Dartmouth car accident

Twenty-year-old Rhode Island resident Travis Rainville lost his life during a single-vehicle car accident in Dartmouth, Massachusetts last Sunday, May 29.

According to preliminary investigations, Rainville was a passenger in a silver pickup truck that crashed onto a utility pole along Old Fall River Road. He succumbed to the mortal injuries that he sustained several hours after the accident. Four other people, who were occupants in the same pickup truck, were critically injured and had to be rushed to local hospitals for medical treatment. None of their injuries were life-threatening, and Dartmouth Police Department Detective Kyle Costa said the four other individuals are “expected to make it through without any problems.” The driver of the vehicle was identified as 20-year-old Riverside resident Gage Dyson.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.  are familiar with the pain and suffering caused by unexpected accidents. Our sincerest condolences are with the families and friends of the victims in this accident.

Wrong-way driver causes policeman’s death

What was supposed to be an exciting day for 24-year-old Jamestown patrol officer Ryan Bourque last Monday, May 23 – his one year anniversary on the police force – turned into a tragedy as a wrong-way driver caused his death.

Just a few minutes after midnight, a driver going the wrong direction on a one-way collided head-on with Bourque’s Dodge Charger on I-95 near exit 7 in East Greenwich as Bourque was heading home from a 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift at the police station. The driver was identified as 23-year-old Bedford, Massachusetts resident Dejae Pizzaro.  Jamestown Police Chief Ed Mello said of the young officer “He was a humble, respectful young man. It’s a tremendous loss.” Bourque, after just one year on the force, was already being recognized for his commitment to developing relationships with the public.

The wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. know how painful it is for communities to lose one of their own.  Our thoughts are with the residents of Jamestown as they mourn the death of an active member of their community.

Cumberland hit-and-run accident kills one

Eighteen-year-old Cumberland, Rhode Island resident Carl John III lost his life after he was hit by a white sport utility vehicle at around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, May 2 while walking with a friend along Bear Hill Road in Cumberland.

Police officials reported that John had been able to receive medical attention at Rhode Island Hospital after the vehicular accident, but that he succumbed to his mortal injuries a day after being  admitted on Tuesday, May 3.

Witnesses stated that the driver of the SUV that struck John left the scene of the accident after the crash.

However on Tuesday, the driver, identified as 29-year-old Stoughton, Massachusetts resident Laura Belhumeur, turned herself in to police officials investigating the case accompanied by her lawyer. Belhumeur was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury.

Belhumeur’s bail was set by the district court judge at $10,000 personal recognizance and has scheduled a pretrial conference for July 7.

Ambulance, car crash into each other in Providence

Police authorities are currently holding an investigation after a private ambulance and another vehicle crashed into each other near the corner of South Water and Wickenden Streets in Providence, Rhode Island last Sunday, April 3.

In an interview with Eyewitness News, Providence police officers confirmed that they were assisting state patrol officers secure the crash site, wherein they responded to and rescued one woman who sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the incident. She was reportedly taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

People who have witnessed the crash said the ambulance did not have any lights on at the time of the incident, thus leading to the collision with the sport utility vehicle.

Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.. handle personal injury accident cases in Rhode Island such as birth injuries, auto accidents, dangerous products, nursing home negligence, work injuries, and wrongful death, among others. Call our offices today at (401) 751-8855.

AEB feature to become standard with new federal agreement

The U. S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the automotive industry have made an agreement to make the automatic braking system (AEB) standard in new vehicles within six years. This braking system is estimated to able to reduce the risk of rear-end crashes by about 40%, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This pact will make more safety features easily accessible to the average consumer, yet many question why federal regulators did not make AEB systems mandatory.

Transportation safety advocates hold the opinion that voluntary agreements have no teeth and are likely to contain less stringent standards. They worry about how the government plans to implement this farther into the feature, with Center for Auto Safety executive direct Clarence Ditlow noting, “Consumers are going to come up the losers in this process.”

Though there is concern of how this agreement will be regulated, Jeremy Carlson, a senior analyst with the research firm IHS Automotive, remarked the universal benefit of this pact is the increased awareness of consumers of new technology that will help them be safer drives.

We are excited to hear of this progress towards safer driving. Unfortunately, rear-end crashes are still occurring everyday on our roads. If you find yourself as a victim of such an accident, our experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.,  may be able to help you. If you need legal advice or representation, do not hesitate to call our Rhode Island offices today at (401) 751-8855.