Pedestrian Hit By Car on Myrtle Avenue, Transported to Hospital

The vehicle struck the pedestrian as it traveled southbound on Myrtle Avenue Friday night.

A female pedestrian was transported to the hospital Friday night after she was struck by a car traveling soutbound on Myrtle Avenue, police said.

The woman is in "fair" condition and did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, according to Monrovia Police Lt. Jaime Alfaro.

Emergency personnel responded to the collision in the 100 block of South Myrtle Avenue at about 8:11 p.m., Alfaro said.

Alfaro said police are investigating to determine who was at fault in the collision. There was no indication that the driver was intoxicated, he said.

Erin Thorn August 05, 2012 at 02:10 AM
I do agree many do not stop for the crosswalks along Myrtle. Maybe we need to enforce the laws for crosswalk stopping like they do in Sierra Madre. That might wake people up. On the other hand, having the right of way does not guarantee your safety so people need to cross more safely. I was inside Foothill Gym this afternoon and watched as a young lady crossed straight across from the Pavilions shopping center at the crosswalk. She stared straight ahead the entire length of the crosswalk. I thought she was trying to look inside through the window but when she got to the east side of the street she fluffed her hair in the glass and turned from side to side examing her reflection before walking up the street.
Robert Parry August 05, 2012 at 05:04 AM
I cross there several times a week and always wait carefully but also very rarely see cars fail to yield. Based on the position of what I saw last night (car and victim far north of the cross walk), it seemed (SEEMED) fairly evident that the victim was nowhere near the crosswalk, most likely in the dark area right in front of the driveway.
sayitisntso August 05, 2012 at 05:22 PM
That is the most dangerous crosswalk in Monrovia. A car in the left hand turn pocket can obscure someone crossing east bound from the view of a north bound cars and drivers turning right from the shopping center driveway are looking north for traffic and if a pedestrian enters while that is happening they may not be seen. I have asked public works to change the crosswalk back to the north of the shopping center driveway where it ws before but they don't want to lose the added parking spaces of the 45 degree parking there, so people may die for a few parking spaces.
Daryl Hons August 05, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Is this the crosswalk between Foothill Gym and the shopping center where Pavilion's is located?
Brenda Winner August 05, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I also have written letters to the city about this crosswalk. I work at Foothill Gym and have witnessed so many pedestrians come so close to getting hit. I have even ran out of the gym to help an elderly woman with a walker desperately trying to cross the street and no one would stop for her. I was shocked. There needs to be some kind of flashing light or sign or something there to get drivers attention. It is a very busy crosswalk.


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