Pedestrians hit by car near Monkey Junction

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The NC Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a car and three pedestrians.

Trooper Andrew Smith said a man hit three family members as they were standing behind their car in a parking lot near the Monkey Junction Walmart. Smith said a child and middle-aged woman were two of the victims and all three victims were transferred to the hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other car was arrested for driving while impaired. Witnesses said he was driving erratically on College Road and picked up speed while in that Monkey Junction parking lot.

No word on the status of the victims or the name of the driver arrested.

Categories: Local, New Hanover

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