Truck knocks Willow Ave. light out
Hoboken Living: Truck knocks Willow Avenue Light Out
Oh boy. Earlier this morning, a flatbed construction vehicle whacked out the traffic light at the intersection of 11th & Willow Avenues. Right near the Wallace School, too (evacuate the kids quick! Danger imminent!)
Hoboken resident Josh managed to snap a few pictures of the traffic-snarling debacle.
While the exact cause is unknown, it appears that it may have been driver misjudgment. Because for one, this stretch of 11th Street is ridiculously narrow to begin with. A truck that size has no business making a 90 degree turn anyway. And to make matters worse, the BMW parked on the corner was in one of those “mustard / ketchup” conundrums with the yellow and red curbs. With no clear signage as to what inside or outside corners are OK or not OK to park in probably doesn’t help. But it is probably a good guess that if this car wasn’t parked there – the truck may have had a better chance to make a wider turn and clear the intersection. So much for the corner cars cleaning up 700 parking spots!
Ahh. The perils of city living is apparent once again!
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