Follow Up: Man recounts horrifying moments following fiery car crash in his East Providence front yard

  • Source: WJAR-TV NBC 10 Providence
  • Published: 05/16/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Riverside man recounted to NBC 10 News on Tuesday the horrifying moments following a fiery two-vehicle crash in his front yard. East Providence police said a vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Forbes Street at about 8 p.m. Monday. The crash knocked out power to thousands and caused extensive damage. Riverside resident Peter Rocha was spending his morning cleaning up the damage, following a two-car crash right outside his home. "My lovely bushes and things are all gone,” he said. “There was a big stump here that I had plants growing out of-- it's no longer there. I believe that's what caused the vehicle to go airborne and strike this tree.” Police said an 18-year-old female driver from West Warwick crashed an SUV into a utility pole and came to a stop on Rocha’s front yard. Two other teen boys from West Warwick, ages 15 and 17, were in the car with her.


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