A 66-year-old Monroe man driving north on Route 111 struck two pedestrians in the crosswalk at the intersection with Moose Hill Road at around 8:05 p.m. Tuesday. Police did not yet release information on the extent of the two young men's injuries, but one was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center for treatment and the other, who told police he was okay, was tended to by Monroe EMS personnel on the scene.
The driver told officers he looked left as he proceeded on Route 111 and did not see the pedestrians in the cross walk until it was too late, police said, adding he also said the lighting on the crosswalk is "very poor".
The first pedestrian struck, a 23-year-old Monroe man, said while crossing the crosswalk, which is just north of Fan Hill Road, he saw the vehicle stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Moose Hill and Route 111, according to the report. While he was walking across he was struck by the vehicle, police said.
A second pedestrian said he was also hit by the vehicle but added that he felt ok. He was later evaluated by EMS, according to police.
Police said the collision is still under investigation