2 girls struck by vehicle on East Main Road

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Two girls were transported to a hospital Tuesday after they were struck by a vehicle while walking across a parking lot on East Main Road. The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1:18 p.m., the Portsmouth Police were dispatched to the area of East Main Road across from Citizens Bank for a report of two pedestrians that were struck by a motor vehicle.

A 2006 Silver Jeep, operated by a 32-year-old male, and a 2011 green Jeep, operated by an 18-year-old female, were involved in the accident.

The 2011 Jeep was attempting to turn off East Main Road and into the parking lot of ACE Hardware, when the 2006 Jeep, operating southbound behind that vehicle, attempted to slow down; however, due to the snow and slick conditions, slid on the roadway and veered into two female juvenile pedestrians that were walking across the parking lot.

The two juveniles complained of pain and were transported to a local hospital. The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

This is an ongoing investigation, according to police.

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