Richard Licht, a court judge who was hit by a Jeep outside the Rhode Island State House last month, is now home recovering and making good progress, according to a statement from his family’s spokesperson released to 12 News.
Licht, who also served as the state’s lieutenant governor in the late 1980s, was reportedly crossing Smith Street on the evening of Feb. 15 when he was hit. Though he was taken to the hospital in serious condition, his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Around a week after being struck, Licht was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston to continue his recovery.
Police report that the driver who hit Licht remained at the scene and currently is not facing charges.