WOONSOCKET â€” School Committeewoman Anita McGuire-Forcier, a former chair of the panel, was reported to be undergoing treatment at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday night after being struck by a car in front of the Rhode Island State House.
Forcier, a staunch advocate of the cityâ€™s need for added funding for its school children, was reported to have been at the State House to testify at a hearing before the accident occurred.
McGuire had just completed an interview with television media, in fact, and had started to cross Smith Street in a crosswalk when she was struck, according to police sources.
A female driver was reportedly issued traffic citations in the incident investigated by Providence Police but not found to be impaired, according to the reports on the incident.
McGuireâ€™s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening but she remained at the hospital undergoing tests and treatment late Wednesday.
McGuire has testified at the State House numerous times in her quest to have the stateâ€™s school aid formula revised to one providing greater benefit to distressed districts like Woonsocket. She spoke about her interest in getting more support for local schools at the School Committeeâ€™s recent meeting.