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Warwick Woman Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Cranston Police have released more information about the crash that happened last week in western Cranston.

Cranston Police have released additional details about the motorcycle accident last week in western Cranston.

According to police, 47-year-old Lisa Palazzo of Warwick died in the "tragic and unfortunate" crash when she was attempting to pass the motorcycle in front of her.

Police said Palazzo was driving with two other motorcyclists along Oaklawn Avenue. It was around 12:30 early Friday morning. When the three got near Fernbrook Drive, the lead motorcycle, driven by Shane Hodges, 34, of Coventry, slowed down.

Palazzo "apparently did not slow at the same time and she attempted to go around the motorcycle in front of her," said Cranston Police Major Robert W. Ryan.

As she tried to pass, she made contact with the bike and lost control in the northbound lane.

She was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with very serious injuries and later died as a result of those injuries.

Hodges lost control slightly, but was not injured, police said. The third operator was identified as Nicholas Peretta, 33, of Warwick. He also lost control and was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

"None of the three operators were wearing helmets at the time of the accident," Ryan said. "The Cranston Police Traffic Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Identification Unit responded to the scene and investigated the incident. There have been no charges filed in the accident."

PC September 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Karma.
lee September 16, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Im sure you will get yours too.
Joe Jones September 16, 2012 at 03:57 AM
The lawmakers need to make it mandatory that ALL drivers wear helmets while riding their motorcycles. Does it make sense that people have to wear a seat belt while driving their car and bikers don't have to wear helmets? At least we are protected by the "metal" around us as a biker has zero protection...may she RIP.
anna merolla September 16, 2012 at 04:18 AM
I can not believe that some one wrote ( Karma) as a comment thats just wrong!
Diane T. Bell September 16, 2012 at 11:27 AM
I Totally "Agree" with you Anna.....was just thinking that same thing! Just be nice and let the poor girl R.I.P.
PC September 16, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Does it make sense that someone that doesn't own or ride motorcycles to have a vote in the helmet law? To say automobile drivers are protected by the "metal" is ridiculous. If that were true, Automobiles would still have metal dashboards and no airbags.
Dawn September 17, 2012 at 03:02 AM
PC, are you really that rude, ignorant, and insensitive????? A woman's life is lost, her loved ones are grieving, and all you have to say is "karma"???? That is disgusting!!!
PC September 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM
@ Dawn : What you do in life is how you're remembered in death. Turn over a new leaf before it's too late, if need be.
Dawn September 17, 2012 at 03:11 PM
PC, no need for me to turn over a new leaf. I am a good person and have nothing to worry about. You, on the other hand, are cruel and insensitive to write "karma" after this woman has tragically lost her life!!!
PC September 17, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Says you.
Barbara Gautieri September 17, 2012 at 07:15 PM
We are her grieving family!! Thank you to those who stood up to PC. Shame on you, PC, I hope you never have to go through life with such sorrow.
James Demers SR September 17, 2012 at 07:43 PM
rip and to her family please dont let pc get to you hes just a lost soul in mommies basement with no sympathy or regards i lost my son recently to sids it is very tough but just try to stay tough and remember shes watching over you guys now like you guys have done for her for so long god bless and my prayers are with you
Barbara Gautieri September 17, 2012 at 08:04 PM
James, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you.
tammy September 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I met lisa a few times at the backstreet bar and grille and i would like to say to her family I am so sorry for you loss she was such a kind person and to the person making such a rude comment shame on you because you will get whats coming to you some day..
PC September 18, 2012 at 02:51 AM
At the bar had a few drinks then got right on that motorcycle how many times? Lucky no one else was killed.
Geri Marandola September 24, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Shame on you PC... Obviously you think you are right in what you say... Too bad you never learned that if you can 't say something nice don't say anything at all. Especially at a time of death and tragidy. Regardless of what you think she still has family and children who love her and always will. Shame on you...that you don't know right from wrong at a time like this. Ask your mother if what you commented at a grieving time like this is right or wrong ???? Shame on you .
stephanie September 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM
@PC WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? THAT COMMENT WAS TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR!!! the world lost a wonderful, beautiful person!! Someday PC you will grow up!!!! on the comment you made KARMA will get you for being so ingnorant and unsympathic! there are not so nice places for you!!
Rob T September 24, 2012 at 11:53 PM
PC...you seem to have strong beliefs in what you write...if that is true then give your real name and stand behind them...if not, stop trying to upset people who are obviously hurt and saddened by this tragic event, by hiding behind "PC"...coward!!
sharon brunt October 03, 2012 at 02:25 PM
yeah pc leave your phone name, i did not know lisa but heard she was a wonderful person rip lisa
JOHN RODA October 03, 2012 at 08:34 PM
PC ...... KARMA ... REALLY .... THAT WAS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND YOU GOT THE BALLS TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT..... BE A MAN AND RUN YOUR MOUTH IN PERSON,,, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I COULD EVEN LOOK AT THE PICTURES NEVERMIND SEE WHAT SOME INBREAD PIECE OF SHIT HAS TO SAY.... IM SORRY TO ALL OTHERS THAT HAE POSTED FOR MY HARH WORDS... BUT....... PC ANYTIME ANY PLACE AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT KARMA ..........JT
Kelli Robson October 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM
PC, you rotten, evil, narcissistic, heartless, self-centered, mindless fool. Apparently your life is that boring that you have nothing better to do than write comments about someone who is no longer here to defend herself. Did you have the balls to make your opinion known to her? I'd bet "NO". You can't even say who you "REALLY" are. So, you've never done wrong PC? Never had poor judgement? Never made mistakes? Never left a bar, after getting buzzed up, and drove? Really? I'm her cousin, Kelli, ask around...I, personally, am very interested to hear YOUR OPINION. Feel free to approach me and tell me ...I'll be all ears..."at first". Does anyone know who this PC screwball is? Do tell.
Kelli Robson October 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM
RIP Lisa...I love and miss you cousin. You will be forever in my heart and on my mind. <3
Cheryl Parisi October 24, 2012 at 04:30 PM
To PC.... You're an insensitive SOB! People like you should be shot... "Karma baby... karma".....
Kelli Robson October 24, 2012 at 05:03 PM
PC, I am Lisa's cousin and I just want you to know that YOU BETTER HOPE "karma" finds you before I do. YOU are probably just some jelous gutter slut or some looser guy who couldn't get her to pay YOU any mind. Either way...have the balls to leave YOUR REAL NAME, which, to me is "coward".
Kelli Robson October 24, 2012 at 05:27 PM
PC, you will be remember as an insensitive, uneducated, arrogant looser with a big mouth and the inablility to have any couth. It's quite obvious, from your comments alone, that YOU need to turn over many leaves. You're time here is also limited. RIP cousin...this fool can't hide behind "PC" forever.
kortny moore October 28, 2012 at 09:32 AM
Rip lisa we love u pc can get theirs another time.ri is only so big

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