EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are looking for the driver who hit a pedestrian in Providence and led officers on a chase through three communities.
Officers began pursuing a white minivan through Providence following the hit-and-run at Cranston Street and Bellevue Avenue around 5 p.m., according to authorities.
Providence police called off the chase once the vehicle entered East Providence. Seekonk officers then picked the chase back up once the minivan crossed over the town line.
Police said officers eventually lost sight of the vehicle, but later found it abandoned on Austin Avenue in East Providence.
An 8-year-old witness told officers two men got out of the minivan and took off running, according to police.
The pedestrian that was struck was rushed to the hospital but is expected to be OK. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
The search for the two men who ran from the van is ongoing and the incident remains under investigation.