On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Warwick Firefighters responded to multiple storm-related calls for service including a vehicle that struck the Park Avenue Elementary School building in the Village of Warwick.
On Thurs. Dec. 24 at approximately 4:40 p.m. the Town of Warwick Police Department responded to the Park Avenue School for a reported car into the building. The vehicle, a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was located in the school yard with heavy damage to the front end. There was extensive damage to the exterior of the building. The operator, Gary Miller, 61, of Warwick, was located at his residence.
Miller was taken by ambulance to St. Anthony Community Hospital for observation. The Village of Warwick DPW responded to shut off the water to the building after it began to flood from damaged pipes. The vehicle was removed by Freeman’s Towing and the accident is currently under investigation.
Editor’s note: Information provided by Michael Contaxis, 1st Asst. Chief, WFD and Lt. John Rader, WPD.