I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Brandon Ebert and the whole Johnson and Wales Community. Brandon’s life was tragically cut short in a hit-and-run accident early this morning.
This intersection at Narragansett Boulevard and Washington Avenue has long been an issue in our community, and after this tragic event we can no longer ignore the need for safety enhancements.
I will immediately be requesting the Department of Public Works to install a crosswalk with a pedestrian crossing light, and am demanding that the speed limit be lowered from 35 to 25 MPH at this problematic intersection.
None of these actions will bring back the life of Brandon Ebert, but it is my sincere hope that we can avoid another senseless tragedy in the future.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the non-emergency police line at 401-272-1111.
Providence City Council
Councilman – Ward 10