Another pedestrian struck!

9/26/2007:

Unbelievable. Just like a previous incident a block away back in June, yet another pedestrian is toppled by a vehicle.

One reader said: “They really need to do something about this. It’s an epidemic in this town.”

And another concerned citizen said:

“Saw another pedestrian hit this a.m. at the corner of Newark and River Street right by that Luna Club. A black pick-up was turning left and hit a young woman, I’d say, in her 20s. When I passed she was lying in the middle of the street on her back and the police had just arrived. She wasn’t unconscious. The pick-up driver was also there trying to be helpful. Very scary.

There should be a cop at every single one of those corners in the morning to direct both cars and pedestrians. We can’t expect everyone to follow the rules (whatever they may be!!!) with that many vehicles and pedestrians trying to get where they need to go. Honestly, it wouldn’t surprise if this woman walked in front of the truck and the driver just didn’t see her. Hard to say. But pedestrians take all sorts of chances walking out in the middle of the street, assuming that they’re seen and that the cars will stop, especially when they’re wearing an iPod. To see someone lying in the street like that is really very scary.”

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MF
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You may have seen utility crews working on the infamous traffic light at Hudson and Newark streets yesterday afternoon. But don’t get your hopes up – they weren’t turning on the light, just putting up “Do Not Enter” signs.

While that traffic light was supposed to start working in August, and then the first week of Sept., the city is still waiting for PSE&G to turn on the power under the intersection. So it’ll be a couple more weeks. The moral of this story: Don’t hold your breath for anything in Hudson County – and look both ways when you cross the street.

SO LET’S CALL THIS LIKE IT IS, PLEASE, AND DISPENSE WITH THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND NICEITIES. DAVID ROBERTS, YOU ARE A F*CKING INCOMPETENT. MICHAEL RUSSO, YOU ARE AN INCOMPETENT. NINO GIACCHI, YOU ARE AN INCOMPETENT. TERRY LABRUNO, YOU ARE AN INCOMPETENT. TERESA CASTELLANO, YOU ARE AN INCOMPETENT. RUBEN RAMOS, YOU ARE AN INCOMPETENT. You all are wasting taxpayer dollars and are essentially crooks. You all have the intellect of a 16 year old. You are a disgrace.

HoHoHoboken
Member

Let’s face facts, people in Hoboken are always in a hurry. Too much so! Drivers don’t stop at stop signs, pedestrians don’t wait for the lights to change and I can’t remember the last time I saw someone “yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.” I was almost run down by a Hoboken Municipal vehicle the other day. One of those pick-up trucks that come out of the municipal garage on Observer. I was crossing at the intersection of Park and Newark and he came flying around the corner without checking to see if anyone was crossing the street. He then proceeded to curse me out as if I should have been looking out for him. His attention was focussed on making sure that one of the cars flying (yes, flying) down Newark Ave. didn’t broadside him. I got his vehicle number and called to make a complaint which I am sure accomplished nothing. So pay attention people, your safety is is your own hands, stop….look….listen or you might just wind up as roadkill! If you get run over by a car, I guarantee you will be late for that important event you are rushing to!

potatochip
Member

I can see how these f’rs get hit all the time. Sometimes especially by Newark and First streets you are inching up trying to see if anyone is coming and you probably have some jerkoff parked in the yellow making it even more difficult to see. When you are finally in the clear some jackass comes flying out of no where.

I walk all the time too but I never cross unless the driver acknowleges me and waves me on. You cannot assume they see you and bust into the middle of the street.

Simple.

Easy-E
Member

I have encountered a dumbass walker plenty of times. Know why I don’t hit them? Because I look to see if anyone is even close to the crosswalk and I stop and let them pass.

It’s pretty simple. Drive slowly, don’t screech around corners. That’s why that girl got hit the other day, driver turned the corner too fast and wasn’t paying attention.

Sorry, but the excuses I am reading here just don’t stand up to common sense. Unless a person *runs* right out in front of your car and you have no time to stop going 20-25 mph, you are at fault.

You can see the walkers a long way off. If they are at the corner, stop, let them cross.

If you’re driving on Hudson at Newark St. anywhere near rush hour, expect to wait and find another route next time.

I am serious, that whole area, all of Newark St and all of Hudson St. up to the park should be 4 way stops in all directions. Someone mentioned how people speed once they get the green light at the PATH, this would solve that problem too.

hobojoe
Member

[quote comment=”45532″]
In the same manner, a bad jay walker can make an illegal walk entry into the roadway, causing the person to slam on their brakes, ripple effect behind them until some car slams into another for the initial sudden braking from the inconsiderate and reckless jay walker.[/quote]
… at which point the driver of said car which slams into another should receive a ticket for failure to maintain a safe following distance, driving while distracted, or both.

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