Sunday Bike Accident
Heard about this incident briefly on the Live Hoboken Police and Fire Scanner yesterday, but was otherwise occupied. However, one Hoboken411 reader witnessed the accident first hand and had this to say:
Scary bicycle accident: 14th and Hudson
“We were having an early dinner at Hudson Tavern when we witnessed a very scary bicycle accident that sent one woman to the hospital.
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Shortly after 6pm a man driving a Subaru was heading south on Hudson Street crossing the 14th Street intersection when his car collided with a woman on a bicycle heading east on 14th. The woman appeared to going at a pretty good clip when she collided with the car flipping up and over until she slammed into the ground. Customers eating at the restaurant jumped into action at the shocking scene, which was especially scary because the woman was NOT wearing a bike helmet.
Immediately concerns about head, neck, and spinal injuries came to mind as people yelled “Don’t move her!” while others stopped traffic and called for an ambulance.
Hoboken PD arrived quickly, followed by Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps and an EMT from Jersey City. After some consultation the woman was strapped to a board and could be seen wincing in pain when she was moved. She took a nasty spill made worse by her lack of head protection. The woman was seen moving here arms and legs, which is a good sign, though damage after the fact can be done if the accident victim is not handled correctly.
It was a very jarring scene to witness, and a reminder of why you really need to be mindful of traffic when you are on a bike in Hoboken. It was also a reminder of how quickly your life can change, and how truly unprotected you are if you don’t wear a helmet. Hopefully this woman is resting comfortably and will recover from her injuries!”