Child fatally struck by public transit bus in Rhode Island

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say a child has died after being struck by a public transit bus in Rhode Island less than half a mile from the Statehouse.

Police say the girl was hit by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus at around 8: 30 a.m. Thursday near a gas station in Providence.

The girl died from her injuries at a hospital. Her name and age were not released.

RIPTA spokeswoman Barbara Polichetti says the agency is cooperating with police.

Police say no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing. They did not release further details.