Restaurant Valet Injured When Bayville Woman's Vehicle Strikes Him

Lawrence Husted of South Toms River was hospitalized after the accident

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.

WhyohWhy July 23, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Save it joann... these people on here are ruthless and will condem you anyway. Thats just the way they are... Sorry to the guy hit, hope he is ok and sorry for you, for they will crucify and beat it till this story is dead and then 3 weeks later someone surfing will read this and post like it happened yesterday and it will start all over again. Just saying.....
careless fills July 23, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Reproducing a comment that I made at nj.com yesterday: "This restaurant is actually a full block away from Water Street on a dead end that terminates at the River. To get to the municipal garage, one needs to cross the 4-5 lane wide Water Street, near two mild curves, and a short block away from the complicated intersections at Main St and Irons St for the bridges. It's not surprising that some one crossing this road over and over again in the dark would eventually have problems." This was an accident waiting to happen. It's too bad that this young man was put into this position. I haven't been by there since the incident, but I wonder if there even is a crosswalk there, so close, but yet so far from the Main St crossing.
careless fills July 23, 2012 at 08:56 PM
glad to here that the young man survived and prayers for a full recover. here is one innacurate url: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/07/toms_river_valet_is_fatally_st.html
Holden McGuire July 29, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Too Bad Punk ! You run into oncoming traffic and try to be the light !!! "BOOM" I'M PANCAKING YOU !!!!! Just Sayin ! Remember the pedestrian is always wrong and think they own the roads !!! Just Sayin !!! HaaHaaaaaHaaaaaaaaHaaaHaHaaaa
Tracy October 15, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Remember the pedestrian always has to right-of-way; or did you fail that question on your driving test? Careful; you might be the next person to hit somebody and possibly kill them; live with that on your conscience. Jerk off


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