Two pedestrians were struck by a sports utility vehicle on Nassau Street Thursday morning between Palmer Square and Witherspoon Street in front of FitzRandolph Gate at Princeton University.
The pedestrians were two Italian visitors who were attending a conference at Princeton University, according to the school. The women were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Iolanda Del Prete, 30, and Donatella De Silva, 26, were crossing Nassau Street from the Princeton University side of the street, heading to the business side of the street, at about 7:20 a.m. when they were struck by a grey 2010 Acura RDX driven by Naila Sheikh, 52, of Lawrenceville. The Acura, driven by Sheikh, was traveling eastbound on Nassau Street near Palmer Square.
Based on a police investigation, it appears as though both women were walking in the marked crosswalk at the time of the collision.
De Silva was transported to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for minor injuries. She has since been released. Iolanda Del Prete was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for serious injuries that were sustained as a result of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation. No summonses have been issued at this time.
Nassau Street was down to one lane for two hours while the Princeton Police Department investigated the incident.