Reader Mail: Horrible Intersection
This post was originally called “Reader Mail: Is courtesy dangerous?”, about a Maxima parked illegally, a police shield, and a corresponding accident. I’ve since renamed it.
Well less than a month later, another accident in the same intersection, but with injuries this time. NOW IS THE TIME THAT CITY HALL DOES SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Perhaps put some of those orange barriers to PREVENT PARKING at this intersection.
Another reader wrote in:
“At 9:20 tonight (4/24/2007) I heard the loud screech of a car slamming on it breaks and then a crash. Crash corner otherwise known as the intersection of Newark and Park had yet another accident. Sadly this one had two injuries, bother were taken away in an ambulance, happily no fatalities. And again there was a car illegally parked on crash corner. While the fault of the crash can not be attributed solely to this negligent truck owner his trucks presence impaired the drivers ability to see and react to one another.
I spoke to a very kind officer who responded to the crash and he to is frustrated by these illegally parked vehicles but unless the car encroaches into the intersection or blocks a crosswalk it is the purview of the Parking Authority to ticket and toe these cars. Since cars are often parked illegally on crash corner you have to wonder why the Hoboken Parking Authority can’t be bothered to do their job and help improve the safety of our roads. I know at least two people tonight who wish they had.
Here are a couple of pics of the accident and the illegally parked truck.” (see more after the previous story and the break)
Original 3/28/2007 post “Reader Mail: Is courtesy dangerous?”:
This was sent in by a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. It’s about the perpetual issue Hoboken has with intersection parking. The reader points out that the car in the pictures may or may not have been the same car that was obstructing the view earlier in the day.
The corner of Newark and Park is known for accidents. Driving west on Newark it can be very difficult to see if anyone is traveling North on Park. Often speed combines with carelessness and results in damaged property and injured people. There was just such an incident on Sunday. I live in the area and the crash was so loud I decided to take a look.
I don’t know who was at fault for the accident but I recall seeing a car parked on the SE corner that would have obstructed the view of the drivers.
Coming home from work I noticed a car parked there and while it resembles the one I saw Sunday I can’t say for certain it was the same car. After all wouldn’t the car have a ticket on it if i were the same car? Failing that it would have been towed right?
The next four pictures will describe the problem and why the car may not have been ticketed.”
See more images from BOTH incidents below: