Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Village pedestrian accident update

Claremont police have confirmed in a press release that the woman who was struck by a vehicle in the Village today did not survive her injuries.

According to the release, police were called at 10:40 a.m. regarding a traffic collision. When police arrived, they found a badly injured female who had been run over by a vehicle. The woman was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries at 11:21 a.m.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle is Brenda Monahan of Claremont. She was interviewed by police and later released at the scene.

According to witnesses, Monahan dropped off a friend on the south side of First Street near 21 Choices. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle accelerated forward up onto the sidewalk, hitting the victim, witnesses said.

Tire marks along First Street show that the vehicle continued to travel on the sidewalk, coming to a halt about 100 feet away. The vehicle finally crashed near the entrance to Bua Thai Cuisine.

The name of the victim has not been released by police, pending notification of the next of kin. The Claremont Police Department Traffic Bureau is investigating the incident.

Monahan is the owner of Three French Hens in the Village. She recently signed a lease with the city to move her business into a location on First Street, near where the accident happened. As part of the lease, Monahan agreed to be Claremont's business "concierge," handing out information to visitors about businesses in the city.


  1. the infiniti suv driven by monahan could have been in recall .. nissan had a recall of the infiniti suv in 2010 ..the recall effects vehicles built between nov 19, 2009 and march 9 2010 and earlier.. improper weldingof two cylindrical collars on the lower link assembly could cause the collars to separate from the chassis this could affect the vehicle HANDLING and possibly cause an accident nissan 800 647 7261 or hotline 888 327 4238.. this could be a wrongful death suit for both parties ,,,hope this help

  2. funny this waws never followed up .. hummm makes one wonder.. is she guilty or not???