More trucks causing damage

Just now, near 13th and Garden, a white Isuzu truck (NY plate 3726JV) hit a parked car.

The responding officer said “You gotta be kidding me! I just gave her directions to New York City!”

I mean the more populated Hoboken gets, it seems that someone either secretly made the streets narrower to jam more condos in, or maybe it’s just the congestion of parked vehicles. Perhaps it might be a good idea to RESTRICT the size of delivery vehicles in this town. Even those Fresh Direct trucks stick out too much. If these companies want to do business in town, they should have smaller trucks. It’s been done in other cities or neighborhoods.

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10 Comments on "More trucks causing damage"

thebinatwork2
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[quote comment=”37104″]I’ve seen many parked cars get side-swiped by the ShopRite trucks when they make the left onto 9th from Monroe. Even if the cars are far clear of the corner or yellow line the 18 wheelers just can’t make that kind of a turn with any cars parked even halfway down the block. The truck drivers get themselves wedged between the cars and the curb and then the only way out is to wreck the parked car. Unfortunately it’s a situation that will continue to happen as there is no forseeable alternative.[/quote]

There is an alternative, no more parking on the right hand side of the 9th street on that one block which is desolate mostly anyway. Unless we can expell those massive trucks, which would be better, but harder to do legally.

thebinatwork2
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[quote comment=”37068″]Wasn’t there an issue a few moths ago (maybe more) where a 18-wheeler ShopRite truck sideswiped a bunch of cars?

In any case, I agree that the REALLY big trucks usually aren’t the problem, as the drivers are generally pretty good. It’s the medium-size ones that come in below the CDL weight that really cause the issues.[/quote]

The Shoprite 19 wheelers turn left onto 9th street and sideswipe cars ALL THE TIME. I recomment NEVER parking on 9th accross from Shoprite liquors/Talk of the Town video.

MidnightRacer
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[quote comment=”37074″]Hoboken411 Great site, but posting a picture of a flipped car then describing a fender bender is cheesy. Are you trying to get a job at one of Murdoch’s publications or something?

“Dramatization…may not have really happened…”

:roll:[/quote]

what’s that saying about a rag, and being on one?

hobokencat
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hobokencat

Yup, just saw what otherwise looked like a brand new Jetta parked on 9th at the corner of Madison, with its driver’s side door torn back like a sardine can and the sideview mirror just dangling there like a loose tooth.

I presume this damage was done by one of the aforementioned Shop Rite delivery trucks.

The town has got to start banning parking on either side of 9th to avoid this!

ladydaisy
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I’ve seen many parked cars get side-swiped by the ShopRite trucks when they make the left onto 9th from Monroe. Even if the cars are far clear of the corner or yellow line the 18 wheelers just can’t make that kind of a turn with any cars parked even halfway down the block. The truck drivers get themselves wedged between the cars and the curb and then the only way out is to wreck the parked car. Unfortunately it’s a situation that will continue to happen as there is no forseeable alternative.

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