Another Pedestrian hit 10th & Willow

1/16/2010:

Number one hit in Hoboken

Sigh, like a horrible number one radio hit that you wish would just go off the air, another pedestrian was struck again in Hoboken.

This time at 10th and Willow. Doesn’t sound like anyone died, but police and ambulance intervention was required, reports, paperwork, etc. A 2004 Acura out of Lodi, NJ was the culprit. Don’t they have their own bars in Lodi?

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Sidd Finch
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Sidd Finch

A few weeks ago I was driving west on 8th toward Washington. The light was green but I still slowed down before the intersection. Good thing I did because some dumb ass bitch decided to walk right into the crosswalk while on her cell. We made eye contact and she gave me a nasty look like I did something wrong. If my baby were crying in the back, I might not have stopped in time

9
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That’s a mistake people hopefully make only once, if at all. I almost hit a baby carriage doing the same thing (stopped at a stop sign, focused on the traffic, never saw the carriage come out from behind a parked SUV). This was three or four years ago, and I have been extra careful at every stop sign in town since.

hobokenblue
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hobokenblue

I was the pedestrian hit in this story. I was crossing Willow and was hit by a very tired 20 something who stopped at the 10th Street stop sign, but didn’t look left, only right at the oncoming traffic. It was dark. I thought he saw me. He didn’t. I was able to push my dog out of the way, but he ran over my foot. He had fast enough reactions to stop the car right away and was very apologetic.

I have lived on 10th for fifteen years and have seen and heard lots of accidents on this corner. But, all over the city, stop signs are routinely ignored. My 12 year old was almost hit a few weeks ago by a driver who stopped, made eye contact with her, and then seemingly tried to run her over.

Almost nothing would have prevented my accident, except for a light at the corner. But, you can’t put lights at every difficult corner. There are just too many cars and drivers in Hoboken now to safely navigate our tiny streets.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Glad everyone is ok. It was an accident–could have been avoidable, but still an accident. Accidents are not against the law, ask any insurance adjuster. The driver seemed concerned and sincere in his apology.

In response to hobokenblue who said:
I was the pedestrian hit in this story. I was crossing Willow and was hit by a very tired 20 something who stopped at the 10th Street stop sign, but didn’t look left, only right at the oncoming traffic. It was dark. I thought he saw me. He didn’t. I was able to push my dog out of the way, but he ran over my foot. He had fast enough reactions to stop the car right away and was very apologetic.

I have lived on 10th for fifteen years and have seen and heard lots of accidents on this corner. But, all over the city, stop signs are routinely ignored. My 12 year old was almost hit a few weeks ago by a driver who stopped, made eye contact with her, and then seemingly tried to run her over.

Almost nothing would have prevented my accident, except for a light at the corner. But, you can’t put lights at every difficult corner. There are just too many cars and drivers in Hoboken now to safely navigate our tiny streets.

KenOn10
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KenOn10
I hope your foot isn’t hurt too badly. “…didn’t look left, only right at the oncoming traffic…” Typical, happens all over Hoboken every single day. Tons of drivers are on the look out for other cars and nothing else. It is a wonder more people aren’t hurt. I am guessing that in both cases the pedestrians (you and your daughter) were in a crosswalk. Sometimes I think the crosswalks should be in the middle of the block… so the drivers have less distractions… In response to hobokenblue who said: I was the pedestrian hit in this story. I was crossing Willow and was hit by a very tired 20 something who stopped at the 10th Street stop sign, but didn’t look left, only right at the oncoming traffic. It was dark. I thought he saw me. He didn’t. I was able to push my dog out of the way, but he ran over my foot. He had fast enough reactions to stop the car right away and was very apologetic. I have lived on 10th for fifteen years and have seen and heard lots of accidents on this corner. But, all over the city, stop signs are routinely ignored. My 12 year old was almost hit a few weeks ago by a driver who stopped, made eye contact with her, and then seemingly tried to run her over. Almost nothing would have prevented my accident, except for a light at the corner. But, you can’t put lights at every difficult… Read more »
animal_lover
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animal_lover

“…didn’t look left, only right at the oncoming traffic…”…. good catch KENON10. I almost got hit once and when I told the guy he had a stop sign he defended himself by saying that he was busy looking for the incoming traffic – as if he did not have the responsibility to look both ways for pedestrians.

Who steps on the gas when their head is turned in another direction anyway?[quote comment=”184159″]I hope your foot isn’t hurt too badly.“…didn’t look left, only right at the oncoming traffic…”
Typical, happens all over Hoboken every single day. Tons of drivers are on the look out for other cars and nothing else. It is a wonder more people aren’t hurt.I am guessing that in both cases the pedestrians (you and your daughter) were in a crosswalk. Sometimes I think the crosswalks should be in the middle of the block… so the drivers have less distractions… In response to hobokenblue who said:

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bmacqueens
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Who’s stupid enough to walk out in front of a car with a driver who’s looking in the other direction?

You may have been right, but being right is pointless if you’re dead.[quote comment=”195024″]“…didn’t look left, only right at the oncoming traffic…”…. good catch KENON10. I almost got hit once and when I told the guy he had a stop sign he defended himself by saying that he was busy looking for the incoming traffic – as if he did not have the responsibility to look both ways for pedestrians.Who steps on the gas when their head is turned in another direction anyway?

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checkers
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checkers

Sad to say these things happen——-Motorists are often in- attentive—Of more concern is the pedestrian with an attitude. People often walk into the street aggressivley with an air of superiority. “I am a pedestrain , you must stop for me!!” And so it really should be, I believe. However, 2,000 pounds of steel will be cruelly unremiitng in the argument over street rights……So, walkers….be careful for your own sake….You do have the right of way, but risking injury is not the way to prove your point………Isnt it amazing how, after the fact, everyone is so apologetic and full of remorse–“Oh my gosh, had I only done xyz”

truth1
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truth1

Again Education and Enforcement….Drivers speed and don’t care about the low speed bumps, don’t make full when turning on red where permitted, turning on red where prohibited, pedestrians crossing without looking and often on their cell phones, bikers doing what they want and the people pushing the baby carriage out into the crosswalk while an auto has the right of way since you have to be in the crosswalk for the driver to stop….again education and enforcement…..

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