Unsafe Hoboken Streets

4/13/2008:

Added some pictures of one of the parked cars that was thrown upside down by the sheer force of impact. The reader that sent them in said “Here’s what happens when you park in Hoboken!”

I’m sure even the Bumper Bully (which is better than the “bumper badger”) wouldn’t have saved you here.

4/13/2008:

Early this morning, a drunk driver was involved in a very destructive accident on Washington St. between 9th and 10th. It was the second time in as many weeks an accident occurred on this corner.

One reader wrote: “A car at 3am Drove through Joe the Butcher’s Truck, then flew through the air and landed on it’s roof. Inches from the Elysian Dining Room. 4 Guys wasted in the car. Zero injuries.”

While another reader described the scene, and suggests DWI checkpoints on Washington Street on the weekends (especially when bars let out).

Are The Streets Of Hoboken Safe?

10th-and-wash-hoboken.jpg“Last night I witnessed the aftermath of a speeding car in Hoboken. The driver hit a parked vehicle in the middle of 9th and Washington which sent him spiraling down the block and into several other parked vehicles on the corner of 10th and Washington.

The driver must have been driving at an extremely high rate of speed as he pushed two vehicles up onto the sidewalk one of which was completely turned over and resting on its roof upon the sidewalk. This is the second accident to occur in this area in as many weeks. Last week on the opposite side of the street a truck was pushed into the mailbox on the corner after a driver hit another vehicle that was apparently trying to back out of a parking spot so he could adjust his car properly into the spot.

Last nights accident would have surely killed someone had it occurred earlier in the evening as the vehicle that was thrown upside down landed in the dining area of The Elysian café. I have only seen this kind of destruction in highway traffic before!

This driver was surely traveling faster then the 25 mph speed limit to cause this much damage to parked vehicles. It makes you wonder if parking on the streets is safe any longer. Speeding through the streets seems to becoming a common practice in Hoboken?

I have also witnessed the destruction of parked vehicles by drunk and disorderly people who find it necessary to throw garbage upon parked vehicles as they stumble home from a night of drinking. I think it’s time to take back the streets before someone gets seriously hurt or even killed, DWI check points on Washington Street may not be such a bad idea and maybe a few at the opposite sides of town.

This type of behavior is totally unacceptable and should not be tolerated any longer!”

I wonder if city hall is listening, or if Bill Bergin (the public safety director) has any suggestions.

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31 Comments on "Unsafe Hoboken Streets"

justaview
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justaview

I wonder if Dave parks on the streets?

ExtacyJericho04
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ExtacyJericho04

My heart goes out to all those whose vehicles were damaged.
Saturday April 5th, our BRAND NEW truck was hit while it was parked on Newark (by Clinton).
Insurance company said that “somehow” their client lost control of their vehicle at 3 am Saturday morning, totaling their own car, totaling the car behind us, causing $4,000 worth of damage to our truck, and then hit the car in front of us!!! hmmmmm… OBVIOUSLY DRUNK!!
I STRONGLY agree that checkpoints need to be set up. And I do agree that unfortunately these IDIOTS are going to be BLAZING down quiet side streets in order to avoid them. HOPEFULLY something will be done ASAP before someone gets hurt or eve killed!! 👿

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Wow, just saw the new pix. Those cars got SERIOUSLY banged up. Too many idiots on the road.

bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”77929″][quote comment=”77923″]Who are these people?! Parking here sucks and not much in the way of pay garages. So why don’t they just go into the City?[/quote]

Regarding parking the city – it’s worse – or at least more expensive.[/quote]

i have parked on the street for free almost every time i drove into the city. for a evening out. i don’t do it often though, but parking in the city is far easier.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

DWA

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