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Somerset boy killed in bike path accident

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An accident has claimed the life of a Somerset boy.

According to Captain Brian Burke, on July 24 at 3:28 p.m., Bristol Police received multiple calls of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Poppasquash Road at the East Bay Bike Path.

Initial investigation at the scene determined that a 2007 Ford, operated by a 21 year old female from Canton, CT, was traveling west on Poppasqush Road from Hope Street. At the East Bay Bike Path the vehicle collided with a juvenile who was crossing Poppasquash Road on a bicycle.

The juvenile was transported by Bristol rescue to Hasbro Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Bristol Police have announced that the deceased is a 6 year old boy from Somerset.

The Rhode Island State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to reconstruct the accident.

At this time this incident is under investigation by the Bristol Police Department and the Rhode Island State Police Reconstruction Unit.

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