Hit and Run – 1st and Willow

This happened last night, as sent in by a reader:

“Some “Fast & the Furious” wannabee was driving too fast up 1st street when he hit a vehicle progressing through the intersection at 1st and Willow. The young girl in the hit vehicle pulled over but was amazed when the perpetrator had a sudden change of heart about getting out and instead sped of up 1st. All he left behind was the nasty smell of Old Spice, some smoking rubber on the road… and (joy of joys) the license plate that broke off his car. Yep, the silly bugger decided to commit a hit and run while leaving the one critical piece of evidence that can link him to the crime. The HPD arrived moments later (very fast response time) and retrieved the plate to continue their investigation… Nice work!”

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22 Comments on "Hit and Run – 1st and Willow"


random jerk
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random jerk
9 years 8 months ago

It kind of depends how you define worst. Yes, we are aggressive and sometimes take stupid chances. However, I’ve driven in or through probably about 75% of the states in America, and there is no chance that we are the worst as far as actual driving skills go. Many of the stupid accidents and stuff that I see on the roads around here is some out of state jerk trying to figure out where he is going and smash into someone because he is not looking.

I don’t know what happened in this particular accident, but a real problem that Hoboken has is people parking too close to the corner, especially downtown. Sometimes no matter how slow you go through an intersection you just can’t see people cross the street until the last second because they are being blocked by an illegal parker. Peds also need to take some responsibility too because a lot of people think that they are entitled to just walk across the intersection without looking and traffic should automatically bow down to them.

westy
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9 years 8 months ago

What about NJ drivers who get drunk and blow thru red lights in NYC.

Is that a double wammy! 👿

HansBrix
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HansBrix
9 years 8 months ago

Anyone who says that “NJ drivers are the worst” obviously has not spent much time on the LIE or BQE.

Having said that, Hudson Cnty is NJ’s nexus of bad drivers and crappy roads.

chacha17
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chacha17
9 years 8 months ago

NJ drivers are the WORST!!!! Let me review a few things/misconceptions that I have noticed over the years….1)Just because you are 3 deep at a stop sign and the car 3 ahead of you has stopped, this does not mean he/she has stopped for the whole line of cars….when you get to the front STOP! 2) turn signals are not just used for your “hazards” for when you double park to go get your sandwich at Fiore’s (that was not a knock on Fiore’s by any means)!

MidnightRacer
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9 years 8 months ago
[quote comment=”9516″]Let’s face it — the guy was probably “under the influence” of drugs or alcohol — and hence left the scene. OR the car was stolen, not an obscure occurance in the streets of Hoboken (see story about the stolen Chinese take-out drivers car).[/quote] The first paragraph of your post is pure speculation. Impossible to ever prove the first premise of being under the influence – too much time has passed. Possible to prove the second premise – if he owns the car or it is stolen. The only facts that we have in this case describes a female driver who failed to yield to right of way (infraction= moving violation) which then caused the accident against the male driver with right of way. This is the end of the accident. After the accident, a misdemeanor occured where the male driver fled the scene of an accident which the failure of the woman to yield right of way caused. [quote comment=”9516″]So now whether it was or wasn’t this guy’s fault — now it is and he’s getting charged with leaving the scene of an accident OR somebody’s allegedly looking for their stolen car.[/quote] The second paragraph of your post is a red herring and uses “begging the question” (circular reasoning) to rationalize the illogical transfer of blame for the accident. Instead of citing the fact that she failed to yield to the male driver with right of way past a stop sign, you replace that fact with what happened… Read more »
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