Girl, 9, fatally struck by Rhode Island public transit bus

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl 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, where she lives.

The girl died from her injuries at a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the girl's father was with her when the accident happened.

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

Police say no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing. Details of the accident were not immediately clear.