Cranston Police Department Investigating Hit and Run Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury to a Pedestrian

Colonel Michael J. Winquist, Chief of Police, announces that investigators from the Department’s Traffic Unit are investigating a hit and run accident, resulting in serious bodily injury to a pedestrian.
At approximately 5:50 p.m., 9-1-1 calls were received at the Cranston Police Department Dispatch Center reporting that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle that had been traveling south on Marlow Street. The victim, identified as Charles Austen Deery, age 20, of New Canaan, Connecticut, whom is currently a student at Brown University, was standing on the edge of the roadway videotaping a documentary for school using a camera on a tripod at the time he was struck from behind. After striking the pedestrian, the suspect vehicle, described by a witness only as a small silver car, fled the scene and was last seen traveling south on Marlow Street. Mr. Deery was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he is being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect vehicle should have damage from the crash to the right-front passenger side, including the headlight, hood and windshield. It is requested that anyone who may have witnessed this accident or observes a vehicle with damage matching the description above, contact the Cranston Police Department at (401) 942-2211. Also tips can be provided anonymously by through the Cranston Police Department website (