NEWS: Woonsocket official struck by car outside State House
March 7, 2013
WPRO News and the Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Woonsocket school official was hit by a car outside the State House in Providence after testifying before state lawmakers.
the Woonsocket Call
that School Committee member Anita McGuire-Forcier
was starting to cross Smith Street in a crosswalk when she was hit Wednesday night. Officials say her injuries aren't life-threatening, but she was admitted to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.
Providence police issued traffic citations to the driver of the car, who was found not to be impaired.
McGuire-Forcier testified Wednesday
that would allow schools to charge participation fees
for extracurricular activities including sports and bands. WPRI-TV reports
she told lawmakers that many Woonsocket children can't afford pay-to-play fees. She worried about the crime rate increasing if students were excluded from after-school activities.