Pedestrian close call 7th & Adams

This incident seems to be happening more and more often. But luckily nothing serious happened.

Just a minute ago, it was reported that a pedestrian was again struck by auto at the intersection of 7th and Adams. Police show up, and they see nothing except a smashed watermelon. The dispatcher indicated two calls came in for this.

After investigating, the police on scene said the lady that was almost hit “wanted nothing to do with this”, and the only victim was the poor watermelon. I guess there was not need to file an insurance claim, since the fruit was under the $500 deductible.

Whew!

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9 Comments on "Pedestrian close call 7th & Adams"


morg111
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morg111
7 years 10 months ago

Actually lets all be honest, the dumbest law ever passed in any town/state in America was that pedestrians have the right of way. This law has essentially encouraged people to walk confidently in front of traffic. Having a car in town and being on both sides of that wheel, this perspective holds real value. I have been momentarily distracted 25 yards before a clear intersection traveling at 15-20 mph and looked up and found people crossing out of nowhere and not even looking at me, like the law will protect them from my front bumber and hood. It’s insane. Let’s face it, law or no law, don’t walk in front of oncoming traffic unless you see the driver obeying the law and yielding.

debra
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debra
9 years 2 months ago

[quote comment=”33199″]Come on debra, don’t you want to play today’s game of “Jumping to Conclusions”? Why assume that maybe just about everyone in America was enjoying watermelon yesterday when you can jump all over outdated racial stereotypes?
Apparently the Beautiful People of Hoboken don’t don’t trouble themselves with fruit that has to be peeled and *gasp* seeded. They leave that to the welfare recipients that ride bikes in the street (I guess all the “classy” people ride on the sidewalk?) :roll:[/quote]

You’re so right.

On another note, there was a sign posted in my building about Frank “Pupie” Raia’s 50 birthday bash tonight. Hmmm does he realize he’s been over 50 quite a few years ago. Since he went to school with my husband, he has to be at least 56.

SarahC
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9 years 2 months ago

Come on debra, don’t you want to play today’s game of “Jumping to Conclusions”? Why assume that maybe just about everyone in America was enjoying watermelon yesterday when you can jump all over outdated racial stereotypes?
Apparently the Beautiful People of Hoboken don’t don’t trouble themselves with fruit that has to be peeled and *gasp* seeded. They leave that to the welfare recipients that ride bikes in the street (I guess all the “classy” people ride on the sidewalk?) 🙄

debra
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debra
9 years 2 months ago
[quote comment=”33131″]This is simply too easy to make wisecracks on, but Mr. Hobken 411 is almost seeming to goad us…so here goes. Soooo….a smashed watermelon on 7th & adams, huh?! I’m going to go out on yet another limb and predict the person carrying “said watermelon” was probably heading towards the cross-streets of 4th & J-word (pick your poison)…rather than 13th & B-word or H-word — or even W-word for that matter. Wonder what else this person had on them that such a close call (worthy of 911) warranted scattering before the authorities arrived? I won’t even venture a guess. Funny, i truly try to be open minded about all, but happened to come back from work today drivin up Sinatra drive around 3pm (heading north) and saw countless youths riding bikes in the middle of street, causing near collison w/cars & joggers, then laughing and cavorting about like classless individuals. I will spare you what category they ALL (dozen +) fell into because frankly it is irrelevant. The bottom line is, despite all the opportunity we try to provide for those of all backgrounds in this great country (P.S. take a look at your paycheck in detail next time and see exactly how much you have taken…that is then spent on others), things never change. I weep for the future.[/quote] How can you ASSUME the person carrying the watermelon came from 4th and Jackson? I guess watermelon is not consumed in your neck of the woods. I agree with… Read more »
YipYap
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9 years 2 months ago

sunnybrook – you really need to get out more. One of the best sellers in the salad bar is watermelon, and
Americans consume approximately 13.2 pounds per capita per year.

FYI, the teen hoodlums on wheels, unfortunately when it’s nice out all the hoodlums have the same idea as everyone else. Remember when you had a crew, a bunch of dudes or chicks who’d roll with you up to Diary Queen or hang out with you in front of the mall? Too young to drive and too old to play on the jungle gym. Allot of these kids are out at the skate park or cruising around our mostly safe town having fun. Sure they are bound to break few rules. Just like the yuppies who jaywalk and jog in front of cars all the time. Perhaps they are learning from the yuppies on how to misbehave?

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