Hoboken police and fire blotter: 2/8/2011

Hoboken crime and fire action: February 8, 2011

Hoboken Police and Fire Action Blotter 2011 Hoboken411 Tuesday

An ongoing list of various noteworthy incidents, crimes and fire-calls throughout the day for Tuesday, February 8, 2011. This post may be updated and “bumped” periodically.

  • 11:28pm: Passed out in car
    Reports of “two females passed out in a car near 340 Sinatra Drive…” Well, not sure if they’re drunk passed out, or just tired from another grueling day of work. But at least they’re not operating the car!
  • 7:36pm: Theft of Property
    A resident phoned HPD to report stolen property from the garage area at 415 Newark Street.
  • 7:25pm: Two parked cars struck
    9th and Bloomfield – reports of “two parked vehicles struck…” Hmm. Wonder if any car-sharing companies are behind this…(jk)
  • 7:10pm: Woman struck by car
    A pedestrian was stuck by a car at 5th and Washington. She’s conscious, but sitting in the middle of the street “bleeding from the face.”

More updates to come…

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mooshu
mooshu
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:52 am

Alpuj makes very good points. Cars without a protective arrow sign uptown sometimes just keep on turning like they own this town or have explosive diarrhea. Happened yesterday. It was my turn to cross about 5 times. Stupid cars just kept on turning the corner without having the right of way… probably ’cause no one’s keeping tabs on them.

Hope the truth of this matter comes out.

marta1076
marta1076
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 10:36 pm

I witnessed this accident and the women crossing the street was in the wrong. She crossed after the light had changed and she wasn’t looking up while she crossed. The car had the light and was turning onto Washington. She was not in the crosswalk and just happened to be in area of the street that was darker than the rest of the street. The driver immediately stopped the car and ran over to the women who was sitting up and screaming/crying. I hope the pedestrian is ok but I feel for the driver and his passenger!

iforgotmymantra
iforgotmymantra
Reply to  marta1076
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 11:46 pm

Interesting to hear an eyewitness account, but I have to admit that I read it with caution. You seem to favor the driver’s point of view with a little more persuasion than a casual observer. I have no objection to that though, I’m only sharing my impression of your thoughts. In fact, as a driver I could not be more sympathetic if this girl did walk out, head down, in the shadows. It’s really scary driving here – especially at night – because people just walk right in front of cars like it’s no big deal.[quote comment=”203190″]I witnessed this accident and the women crossing the street was in the wrong. She crossed after the light had changed and she wasn’t looking up while she crossed. The car had the light and was turning onto Washington. She was not in the crosswalk and just happened to be in area of the street that was darker than the rest of the street. The driver immediately stopped the car and ran over to the women who was sitting up and screaming/crying. I hope the pedestrian is ok but I feel for the driver and his passenger![/quote]

marta1076
marta1076
Reply to  iforgotmymantra
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 8:09 pm

I do not favor the driver at all. I do not know the driver nor could I tell you if the driver was a man or women (though I believe it was a man but not certain). I was waiting to cross Washington on 5th (on the corner where the real estate agency is) and looking at the oncoming cars. The light was red on Washington and the driver was coming up 5th making the turn. I do not drive and walk wherever I need to go. I’ve seen my share of reckless drivers but just believe this driver is one of them. I just feel bad because this was an accident that could have been avoided. [quote comment=”203193″]Interesting to hear an eyewitness account, but I have to admit that I read it with caution. You seem to favor the driver’s point of view with a little more persuasion than a casual observer. I have no objection to that though, I’m only sharing my impression of your thoughts. In fact, as a driver I could not be more sympathetic if this girl did walk out, head down, in the shadows. It’s really scary driving here – especially at night – because people just walk right in front of cars like it’s no big deal.[/quote]

marta1076
marta1076
Reply to  marta1076
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 8:24 pm

need to edit last line…I’ve seen my share of reckless drivers but just believe this driver is NOT one of them.

and that is an example of walking and typing gone bad 😳 [quote comment=”203258″]I do not favor the driver at all. I do not know the driver nor could I tell you if the driver was a man or women (though I believe it was a man but not certain). I was waiting to cross Washington on 5th (on the corner where the real estate agency is) and looking at the oncoming cars. The light was red on Washington and the driver was coming up 5th making the turn. I do not drive and walk wherever I need to go. I’ve seen my share of reckless drivers but just believe this driver is one of them. I just feel bad because this was an accident that could have been avoided. [/quote]

mooshu
mooshu
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 7:37 pm

Massachusetts plates. Of course.

Hope the victim gets herself checked out and turns out OK.

bmacqueens
bmacqueens
Reply to  hoboken411
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 9:56 pm

They have plenty of traffic lights. What they don’t have is pedestrians who jaywalk against their own red light, into traffic, in the dark, expecting the magical New York/Hoboken forcefield to protect them from 3,000 lbs. of moving steel.

First show us proof that the pedestrian had the light and did not otherwise do something remarkably stupid, in that usual and predictable Hoboken way.[quote comment=”203177″]Struck pedestrian note: The striking vehicle had Massachusetts plates, and pulled over to the side after the accident. Guess they don’t have traffic lights in MA?[/quote]

marta1076
marta1076
Reply to  bmacqueens
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 10:25 pm

I witnessed the accident. The women was jaywalking with her head down.. The driver had the light and was turning onto Washington! The driver pulled over immediately ran over to the women who was sitting up in the middle of the road. She was conscious and crying. My heart and prayers go out to her as well as the driver of the car and his passenger! Pedestrians (and I include myself in this) need to pay more attention to traffic when crossing the street and less to our cells etc.[quote comment=”203186″]They have plenty of traffic lights. What they don’t have is pedestrians who jaywalk against their own red light, into traffic, in the dark, expecting the magical New York/Hoboken forcefield to protect them from 3,000 lbs. of moving steel.First show us proof that the pedestrian had the light and did not otherwise do something remarkably stupid, in that usual and predictable Hoboken way.[/quote]

Alpuj
Alpuj
Reply to  marta1076
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 8:20 am

If the car was turning…then how did it have the right of way? Any turning vehicle (other than those with a protective arrow) at a signal must yield to pedestrians. Also as I am sure everyone will point out the signals in Hoboken aren’t even close to being up to code with no pedestrian signals…countdown timers…or even having the signal able to be viewed by a pedestrian crossing. You can start crossing the intersection legally and then by the time you are halfway across the street the opposing traffic could be moving without your knowledge.[quote comment=”203188″]I witnessed the accident. The women was jaywalking with her head down.. The driver had the light and was turning onto Washington! The driver pulled over immediately ran over to the women who was sitting up in the middle of the road. She was conscious and crying. My heart and prayers go out to her as well as the driver of the car and his passenger! Pedestrians (and I include myself in this) need to pay more attention to traffic when crossing the street and less to our cells etc.[/quote]

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