Bike hit and run

There must be some magnetic anomaly in Hoboken that causes the inability to walk, drive or pedal. What’s next, baby stroller collisions (with injuries) on the sidewalk? Boiling Starbucks/iPod/iPhone mishaps?

Here a reader mentions how he witnessed an inept bicycle rider who damaged his parked vehicle.

“411,

I enjoy your site, and thought this might be of some interest as it was a completely different kind of hit-n-run in Hoboken. Anyway, this happened to me this morning. I was walking about a block away from where I had parked, legally mind you, and could see my car at the end of the street. All of sudden I see a flash of black, here a loud thump and a man went literally flying over the trunk part of my car landing in a heap next to it.

hoboken-bike-and-run.jpgApparently a guy on his bike took the turn onto 7th too wide and slammed into my car, stopping his bike, but not him. He got up a little clumsily and started checking out his bike, which was badly bent up, and ignoring the other people asking him if he was alright. I sped up and got about 20 feet away and hit my unlock button when he noticed me, picked up his bike and started half running away. I threw my bags in my car and went to check out where he had made contact and this SOB had put essentially a bullet hole in my trunk where his handlebar no doubt slammed into it.

I yelled “Hey” to him a few times, but he just turned around and in some accent yelled “Sorry” a few times and kept trucking down the street. I had no idea what to do, do I chase him down? Follow him in my car? So I got in, went around the block to Madison in the direction he was walking, but the guy was gone. What do you do in that situation? File a hit and run with a bike? I knew the cops would probably not help since I’ve had my window smashed before and they wouldn’t even come down to file a report, so now I have a nice hole in my trunk. It would have actually been pretty funny and a great YouTube video if only it weren’t my car. Just thought it might be a nice addition to your Hoboken Hit-N-Runs….”

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12 Comments on "Bike hit and run"


hobokenlou
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hobokenlou
9 years 2 months ago

Damn Campos strikes again..lushface is a menace behind a wheel of a car & on a bike…considering that he just lost his job in West New York & his council seat I am sure that he was making deliveries..hoping to make extra money..or it could be that he has so much free time on his hands he could be starting a new fitness regime..either way, I will look both ways crossing the street. :mrgreen:

JAHoboken
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JAHoboken
9 years 2 months ago

Daaaang! I’m glad that wasn’t my story. I suppose you must have known you wouldn’t get any slack from the posters. Sorry about your car. With that kind of dent I would hope the bike was totaled.

honcho
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honcho
9 years 2 months ago

Ha!Ha!
guess you’re right ZXCV
your car I bet too????
probably on side schedules for street cleaning shouldn’t have been there anyway

Chop!Chop! off to Spina’s for you and the grey ghost in any case!!!!

Lucky biker not suing you….you rotten parker!!!!

maybe glare got in biker’s eyes from your oversized indutrial diving watch…..dat why he crashed?????

in any case big bill for you!!!!HA!HA! Dopey parker boy!!!!!!!

😈 😈 😈

personalt
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personalt
9 years 2 months ago

If it happened early in the AM I wouldnt be supprised if it was a worker who lives in JC going to a construction type job.. A lot of those people lives in the heights and come down the 9th street elevator. If he looked like a laborer I bet you can find him coming down that elevator tomorrow.. but not sure what anyone would do if you ‘caught’ him…

dirtyjerz
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9 years 2 months ago

With a hole like that, I’m sure his bike has some sort of damage. Maybe check the local bike shop and see if anyone came in

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