Pedestrian Pinball in Hoboken

Another pedestrian bopped by auto in Hoboken – who’s at fault?

Earlier this morning – yet another pedestrian was hit by a car. This time at 1st & Jackson Streets (not too far from Mayor Zimmer’s house.)

The resident who sent this photo in was the one who phoned police – and he said ambulatory aid arrived to the scene “very VERY quickly,” so hats off to our volunteer ambulance crew once again.

The man seemed to be OK at best – while he was face down on the street, his legs were moving – so it appears he wasn’t paralyzed. The woman driving the grey Honda Civic was middle-aged. We’re unsure of the exact cause, whether it was entitled “iMeMeMe” pedestrian, or “LMAO” driver. Who knows, maybe it boils down to who forgot their cup of coffee this morning.

Sooner or later – we might as well paint “pedestrian face-plant lanes” instead of bike lanes!

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12 Comments on "Pedestrian Pinball in Hoboken"

MidnightRacer
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I wouldn’t be shocked if the same kind of person who jay walks in front of moving traffic, expecting you to stop for the queen is the same person who drives over pedestrians.

Mama Luke
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By the way you gotta love the people with the baby carriages who just push the carriages into the street without even looking.

Mama Luke
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(1) Zimmer’s bike lanes are a death waiting to happen. (2) Way to many pendestrians feel its the car drivers job to look out for their crossing and throw casution to the wind, why should I watch out for on coming cars. Let me just run, jog into the street, even when the cars have the green light.

jackson3
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jackson3

For the record, this intersection was part of the repainting project that was featured on here last week. When I complained to the town about it last week, Mr. Saccs claimed it was done improved visibility for pedestrians and vehicles in mind. I’m not sure about him, but I can’t see through solid objects, so putting more parking closer to the intersections does quite the opposite in the real world. I’ve come closer to getting hit the last 2 weeks with my dog than I have in the 16 months I’ve lived on the street… this is a debacle and I hope both parties involved sue the city for endangering them…

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