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Pedestrian Struck While Running Across Route 37, Police Say

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Toms River Police Car (File Photo)
Toms River Police Car (File Photo)

A pedestrian was struck by a passing vehicle while running across Route 37 in the dark, Toms River police said.

At about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to the intersection of Route 37 and Coolidge Avenue for a pedestrian who was struck by a passing vehicle, according to police spokeswoman Jillian Messina. The driver, Gerald Ring, 78 of Toms River, was entering the Route 37 eastbound jug handle to Coolidge Avenue northbound when he struck a pedestrian with his 2005 Toyota Camry.

The pedestrian, identified as Thomas Wisniewski, 64, of Hammonton, was running across Route 37 from north to south when he was struck by Ring’s vehicle and thrown to the pavement. Wisniewski was alert and conscious when officers arrived, Messina said, and was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where he is reported to be in stable condition.

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Ring was not injured in the accident. There were no signs of impairment for either the driver or the pedestrian, police said.