Toms River Police Probe Pedestrian Crash

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TOMS RIVER – Toms River Police are still investigating a crash involving a pedestrian struck on Route 9 Tuesday.

Authorities said a 60-year-old Toms River man, Michael S. Goldberg, was struck while trying to cross the northbound lane of Route 9, south of Route 70. He stepped into the path of a vehicle driven by 81-year-old Samuel Mauro of Manchester.

Police said Goldberg was not using a crosswalk to cross Route 9.

“He improperly crossed the roadway and additionally failed to yield the right away to Mr. Mauro, causing the collision,” Toms River Police said.

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Goldberg is listed in critical but stable condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

Goldberg is a resident of the Dover Woods Health Care Center.

Police said there was no evidence of impairment. There were no other injuries. No charges have been filed.

Witnesses are asked to contact Officer Robert Westfall at 732-349-0150, ext. 1306 or by email at at

The Ocean County Prosecutors Office and the Ocean County Sheriff Criminal Investigation Unit assisted.