Woman Struck By Car While Crossing Toms River Road

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

TOMS RIVER – A Pennsylvania woman remains hospitalized after she was hit by a car while she was crossing Hooper Avenue in the township on Black Friday, police said.

Toms River Police Spokesperson Jillian Messina confirmed to Jersey Shore Online that 34-year-old Ebony Shepherd of Johnstown, PA, was near the intersection of James Street at Hooper when she climbed over the barrier and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Shepherd was taken to Community Medical Center but due to serious injuries, was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle had no signs of impairment and was not injured in the accident.


The Ocean County Sheriff Department’s CSI Unit also assisted at the scene. 

The accident remains under investigation by Traffic Safety Officer Mark Nater and Patrolman Will Resetar.