Severe Injuries Reported for Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on NJ-37 in Toms River

Police closed all lanes on NJ-37 to investigate a pedestrian strike that occurred in Toms River Sunday morning.

According to preliminary reports, police and EMS were called to the eastbound lanes of NJ-37 near NJ-166 to investigate reports of an injured person in the roadway.

Upon arrival, emergency responders found a severely injured, unconscious and unresponsive person lying on the highway after a vehicle struck them at that location.

Police say the victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and has 'life-threatening injuries'.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

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