Woman Struck, Critically Injured in Toms River

A woman was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in Toms River on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say that at approximately 1:15 PM, they responded to the intersection of Hooper Avenue and Washington Street for a reported pedestrian struck.

Upon police arrival, EMS units were working on the patient, who sustained head trauma and was semi-conscious. She was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition.

The initial investigation revealed that a women was crossing Hooper Ave near the intersection of Washington Street, outside of the crosswalk, when she was struck by Anthony Jonin, 18 of Beachwood, who was making a left turn from Washington Street with a green arrow. Witnesses stated that the woman crossed against the “Do Not Cross” signal, and had an umbrella over her head, which may have obstructed her view of turning vehicles.

The 18-year-old driver of the vehicle was not charged.

The accident is under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety.

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