NJ Transit “Scrape & Run” on Willow

6/23/2009:

I didn’t catch this incident that supposedly took place a little over an hour ago – however, one Hoboken411 reader said this happened:

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Double parker crushed; Bus left damage behind

“At about 9:52 pm, Tuesday night (06/23/09), near 708 Willow Ave, there was an extremely loud crushing noise coming from the other side of a NJ Transit bus heading southbound. When the bus slowly made it past whatever it was crushing, there was a double parked (perhaps dark green) Volkswagen Jetta (possibly from Benny Tudino’s?) with a deep gauge along the driver’s side’s left rear panel to left door to left front quarter panel with rippled denting along the same panels. The bus pulled over at Maroon coffee shop at Willow and 7th. There was significant damage to the bus’s right rear panel with a section including a tail light hanging to the side.

The bus paused for a while, then it took off without making a report with the authorities. I’m sure that when the driver returns the bus to the garage, they’re going to wonder what happened.”

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30 Comments on "NJ Transit “Scrape & Run” on Willow"

bassem ghobrial
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bassem ghobrial

hi Journey thank you very much.

gnoor
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gnoor

Hey bassem, I guess you will not be double parking anymore, will you?

iansacs
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double parking is illegal for this very reason. willow is particularly challenging because:

– it is very narrow in some areas
– it has much higher traffic volumes than most other streets
– it has a bus route with very short headways and big buses

njtransit buses are only required to radio in their incident if no injury (or major damage) occurs to keep their schedule. you can file an accident report with police and work with njtransit through police, but don’t expect a fast process. also, expect a ticket for double parking. without doubt after your months-long experience you will think twice before parking on willow during peak hours!

last week at 5pm, the busiest time of the day, there was a 24 foot moving truck double parked along willow near 8th street causing a huge queue several streets long as cars came to a crawl to pass “through”. being a diligent transportation engineer, when i explained to one of the movers that they need a permit from the police to reserve spaces for their truck, and that they are causing major traffic problems where they are, the guy raised his hands and challenged me to call the police if i had a problem with the way he was parked! if only i knew the local beat officer on foot i could have given him a ring! too bad!

Journey
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Journey

The number for the police is 201-420-2100.

In response to iansacs who said:
double parking is illegal for this very reason. willow is particularly challenging because:

– it is very narrow in some areas
– it has much higher traffic volumes than most other streets
– it has a bus route with very short headways and big buses

njtransit buses are only required to radio in their incident if no injury (or major damage) occurs to keep their schedule. you can file an accident report with police and work with njtransit through police, but don’t expect a fast process. also, expect a ticket for double parking. without doubt after your months-long experience you will think twice before parking on willow during peak hours!

last week at 5pm, the busiest time of the day, there was a 24 foot moving truck double parked along willow near 8th street causing a huge queue several streets long as cars came to a crawl to pass “through”. being a diligent transportation engineer, when i explained to one of the movers that they need a permit from the police to reserve spaces for their truck, and that they are causing major traffic problems where they are, the guy raised his hands and challenged me to call the police if i had a problem with the way he was parked! if only i knew the local beat officer on foot i could have given him a ring! too bad!

matt_72
Member

Local beat cop? What are those?

In response to iansacs who said:
double parking is illegal for this very reason. willow is particularly challenging because:

– it is very narrow in some areas
– it has much higher traffic volumes than most other streets
– it has a bus route with very short headways and big buses

njtransit buses are only required to radio in their incident if no injury (or major damage) occurs to keep their schedule. you can file an accident report with police and work with njtransit through police, but don’t expect a fast process. also, expect a ticket for double parking. without doubt after your months-long experience you will think twice before parking on willow during peak hours!

last week at 5pm, the busiest time of the day, there was a 24 foot moving truck double parked along willow near 8th street causing a huge queue several streets long as cars came to a crawl to pass “through”. being a diligent transportation engineer, when i explained to one of the movers that they need a permit from the police to reserve spaces for their truck, and that they are causing major traffic problems where they are, the guy raised his hands and challenged me to call the police if i had a problem with the way he was parked! if only i knew the local beat officer on foot i could have given him a ring! too bad!

bassem ghobrial
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bassem ghobrial

hi guys i am owner of the car who Scraped. please i need eyewitness who have seen the accident. please call me 201- 428- 8863 . ” thank you “

escaped68
Member

Maybe a few scrap and runa are needed on double parkers, if it happens often enough maybe they will think twice before double parking.

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