Police in Toms River say a man was injured when a tree fell on top of a tent he was staying in near the township’s bus station.
Police, fire, and medical units were called to the New Jersey Transit Bus Terminal, 400 Highland Parkway, at 10:40 p.m. after callers dialed 911 and reported a man was injured by a falling tree in the wooded area adjacent to the property, said police spokesman Ralph Stocco.
Upon arrival, the first responders located a 40-year-old man that was pinned to the ground by a tree that had fallen under the weight of the snow. The man, who was conscious and alert, was sleeping when the tree crashed through his tent, Stocco said.
He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to police.