Courtesy: Warwick Police Department

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have arrested a Warwick man accused of hitting and critically injuring a pedestrian with his car Thursday afternoon.

Thomas Leamy, 25, was taken into custody shortly after he hit a 51-year-old man with his Jeep on Adams Street, according to Captain John McAniff.

Leamy sped off but was apprehended after officers found him nearby inside his vehicle.

The victim was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Leamy has since been charged with felony assault and battery as well as driving with a suspended license. He’s also being held on two outstanding bench warrants.

He is expected to be arraigned Friday morning at Kent County Courthouse.