A stretch of Route 59 in Monsey is shut in both directions after three pedestrians were struck by a car on Monday afternoon, authorities said.
Although limited information was available, police said one of the victims was an infant and one was a small child. Police could not comment on the seriousness of the injuries, but said the children, along with one adult, have been taken to area hospitals for treatment.
Ramapo Police Sgt. Brian Corbett said the pedestrians were hit by a Toyota Corolla travelling west on Route 59 just before 3 p.m. by the Town Square Mall.
The infant was in a stroller, according to police.
No charges have been filed as the accident remains under investigation, Corbett said.
Since Route 59 between Route 306 and Kennedy Drive will be closed for the next several hours while authorities investigate what happened, Corbett urged drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
At the scene of the accident, Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder renewed his call for more measures to be taken to enhance pedestrian safety in the area.
Wieder also tweeted, "Busiest Rd in Rockland. No sidewalks! Where are our State Representatives?"
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UPDATED 6:05 PM
One of the victims, a young child, is being flown via LifeNet from a field at the Lincoln School, authorities told Daily Voice. The others injured are reportedly the child's mother and two siblings.
The accident occurred at Route 59 and Robert Pitt Drive around 3:15 p.m., resulting in its closure, as D Drivers are asked to avoid the area or use care.
The driver remained on the scene after the crash. No charges have been filed.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.