TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey man has died after he was struck by a car while walking his dog.
Toms River Police say 81-year-old Joseph Bartolotta left his house to walk his terrier Saturday evening when he was struck crossing an intersection. Officials say a 19-year-old Toms River resident was driving the vehicle.
Bartolotta was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries. His dog was taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment, and the dog’s current condition is not known.
The driver had not been charged as of Sunday. The investigation is ongoing.