An early morning accident near the Tunney Bridge in Toms River sends a pedestrian to the hospital. 
Toms River Police say Joseph Zinn, 22, of Brick was driving westbound on the bridge in Pelican Island around 2:30 a.m. early Thursday morning when he struck an unidentified Toms River man walking in the right travel lane.

The man was flown via medical chopper to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.  Route 37 was closed at Catalina Avenue for a time as police conducted an investigation.