A South Toms River man was injured Friday night when he was struck by a car while crossing Water Street in Toms River, Toms River police said.
Lawrence Husted, 56, of South Toms River, was crossing Water Street about 10 p.m. from the Toms River municipal parking lot back toward Water Street Cafe when he was hit by a 2008 Chevrolet driven by Joann Toth, 56, of Bayville, according to Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. Toth was westbound on Water Street at the time of the accident, he said.
Mastronardy said the report by Traffic Safety Officer Steven Schwartz said Husted, who is a valet for Water Street Grill, was returning to the restaurant after parking a car in the lot.
He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, police said.