Anatomy of a Hoboken Car Accident
As always, common sense would prevail
- People get mad when their stuff is damaged.
- People also like to blame others for incidents that could have been easily avoided.
In this particular debacle at 10th and Washington recently – a silver SAAB was parked illegally on the northwest corner – and was subsequently hit by a blue Honda CR-V, who was making a right hand turn onto 10th.
I witnessed this accident and snapped photos:
The owner of the blue Honda knocked the bumper off the silver Saab as they were trying to pull out of their illegal spot.
The conversation / fight that ensued was quite humorous. The lady in the Saab was whining that her car bumper was damaged (almost crying – when her car was already two steps closer to the junkyard with all the existing damage). The girl in the Honda was hollering at that lady saying “My one rim is worth more than your entire piece of sh*t car…” (obviously her personal worth in terms of “bling” meant more to her than anything else – those low-profile “street tires” she bought to accompany her fancy rims will render her useless in any snow or ice – but I digress….)
My take on the situation:
- If you play the law books alone, the silver Saab was 100% at fault for illegally parking (and not paying attention).
- The phrase “paying attention” should apply at ALL TIMES. Even if you have the right of way, you MUST be in tune, and prepared to take evasive action at ALL TIMES. It’s a fundamental part of human survival.
- I’ve said multiple times in the past that there are boatloads of intersection improvements that MUST be made in Hoboken. How long it takes the current administration to actually wake up and be effective – is another story. Election time politics takes away from serving the constituents that voted you in (for now).
- Lastly – what’s the rush? I see speeding maniacs in Hoboken on a daily basis. Is it the absolute need to be somewhere at a designated time? Or just your own personal frustrations and insecurities coming to the surface via your motor vehicle? Look within yourself for the answer.
Whatever the case may be – this is just the tip of the iceberg here in Hoboken, NJ. These types of accidents happen practically daily.