Pedestrian struck again

This time at the corner of Harrison & Paterson streets. Well he wasn’t walking, but he was SITTING on the bench when the vehicle went out of control and struck him.

People cannot drive, EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY!

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9 Comments on "Pedestrian struck again"


MidnightRacer
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9 years 9 months ago

I hear that.

Or, maybe even attached the cars to rails embedded in the streets – like the rides at the theme parks.

Hopefully, they’ll get that technology in place where we won’t have to drive anymore, sit back and the computer and network figures it out. I like the new Lexus that parallel parks itself. We need more of that in Hoboken to reduce the bumper scars.

rapperd
Member
9 years 9 months ago

Maybe instead of all the great speed bumps that have been added, they should be installing bumpers like in bowling, to keep cars driving away from parked cars…. Jeez…

MidnightRacer
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9 years 9 months ago

You must have impressed him driving straight. That’s actually an ingenious driving test. If you think about it, bad drivers can’t drive straight – evidenced by all the multiple cars that get taken out by drivers on a straight road in Hoboken.

I remember walking down Willow a few years ago and this double parked van began to drive off, but instead ran into the car it was parked alongside. The lady stopped, looked over, kept the front wheels pointing straight (instead of cutting hard left) and proceeded to slowly drive further into the parked car the entire length of its side, rear to front panels taking a pause only once to watched the side mirror disintergrate. All this time, I was yelling at her to stop. I had to get in front of her van and told her to get out and leave a note. She tried to go around me. So I had to tell her to get out and leave a note or I’d call the police with her plates. She left. So I grabbed my phone to call the cops when her grandson came out to look at his car. I gave him the license plate number, and he said, “I know, my grandmother called me and told me she did it”.

Talk about bad driving. That’s the worst thing I ever saw in slow motion vehicular trauma.

Journey
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Journey
9 years 9 months ago

Jerks get lower insurance rates for having alarms, or so I am told.

emarche
Member
9 years 9 months ago

Midnight – about 13 years ago, I went for my driver’s test in beautiful (cough) Wayne, NJ. The weather was out of control: heavy downpour, high wind, etc. Got into the car with the test administrator (who was bitching about getting wet) and started the engine. He looked at me, looked at is pad and said, “Drive in a straight line”. I put the car in drive, drove about 25ft and he said, “We’re done – you pass”. No joke.

Now, factor in a lazy DMV (although it -has- gotten better) along with the fact that this is a very densely populated area and the odds are you’re going to get more than a few really, really bad drivers.

How this person managed to hit a guy on a bench is a new one to me, though.

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