Guido kills Hoboken tree
[411 note: this is a reader mail submission – and may not reflect my actual views or opinions!]
Hoboken411 reader “Jonny” sent this email in last night, about a incident I overheard on the 411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel this past weekend (and was way too lazy to post it!)
Ryder truck knocks out power in ‘hood
“dear hoboken 411
this past Saturday, these guys were moving a friend in between 6th and 7th st on Jefferson.
while trying to park, the guido driving the Ryder truck clipped a tree in front of 600 Jefferson St with his side mirror. so instead of getting out of the truck and checking it out, he floors the truck, catches a branch and pushes over the poor tree on top of some power lines.
this is what i heard. the smash of the truck hitting the tree. the truck tires skidding out. the crack of a tree falling over. power lines popping and then people yelling out their windows at the driver.
it was a mix of people making fun of him and complaining about losing power/phone/tv/internet.
here’s a picture i took after calling 911:
it was a mess. the fire department has to seal off the scene. some residents had to be evacuated. the police had to redirect traffic.
PSE&G had to rewire part of the neighborhood power grid. the town had to send in a chainsaw crew. a full section of the block had to have their phone, power, Internet and cable wires rewired.
one of the maintenance guys who worked for the City of Hoboken came over to the tree trunk and counted the tree’s rings while the chainsaw crew took a break. that tree had been there 22 years. it’s too bad.
the tree provided some nice shade for the Monks at the Padre Pio Friary.
never let a guido help you move“
(Here’s a picture the a few days later:)