Dear Campus Community:
At approximately 2:15 p.m. today, the Monmouth University Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle accident on the north side of the University campus. A vehicle operated by a 61-year-old male crashed into a parked vehicle and subsequently changed direction and came to rest after crashing into Hesse Hall. No students were injured or involved in the crash. Hesse Hall was evacuated and the building damage is being evaluated by a structural engineer. Students housed in the affected areas of Hesse Hall will be relocated until those areas are deemed safe for occupancy. The driver of the vehicle has been transported to Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. There were no other occupants in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported.
We are grateful for the support of our first responders from the Monmouth University Police Department and our neighboring communities. If necessary, support services are available for students, faculty, and staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (732-571-7517) and the Office of Student Life (732-571-3417).
Dr. Patrick Leahy