1 Still in Critical Condition After Frenchtown Weekend Crash

by | Sep 8, 2019

By Elizabeth F. McNamara

Five people were sent to area hospitals after two cars were involved in a crash just after midnight Friday. As of Sunday afternoon, one person remains in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

Police have not yet released a full accident report but Chief Brown said the accident took place on Frenchtown Road east of Route 4. He said state police are assisting in the accident reconstruction and the state Attorney General’s office is assisting with the investigation. 

The woman in critical condition is Patricia (Patty) Daniels, EGHS Class of 1991, a familiar face to many in East Greenwich and currently a bartender at End Zone Pub & Grille on Post Road. Bruce Bartels, also in that car, was upgraded to stable condition Sunday afternoon.

The condition of the others sent to the hospital was not known Sunday.


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  1. Gina

    What about the driver of the other car.? Why haven’t they been identified??😡😡

  2. Mary

    Please update on Patty Daniels

    • Elizabeth McNamara

      We will as soon as we have more information. Hoping later today.

    • Vicki Moore

      Patty passed today.

  3. Rebecca Ellis

    Yeah … We all know they were drunk ! Why not say who it is ? Vehicular Manslaughter comes to mind !!! Patty was Loved by A LOT of people !!!

  4. Lorrie A Wood

    First and foremost…to Patty’s family….It is with a heavy heart to learn about the loss of your loved one. Patty was one of a kind, she welcomed each and everyone of us into her loving arms and I am Truly honored to have crossed her path and in life and shared our moments together.There are no words to be said or heard at this time that will heal your broken hearts. So I will end this with….. May be gone, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN 💜

  5. Tracy A Delehanty

    So sad thoughts and prays to patty and bruce family members


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