Crumbling roads lead to ankle breakage

Poor lighting and shoddy roads in Hoboken

Hoboken411 reader Paul talks about an incident that took place last week near 9th & Grand.

Shoddy conditions all around led to his wife snapping her ankle!

Dangerous Condition at 9th and Grand Hoboken NJ 1 - Crumbling roads lead to ankle breakage

“On Thursday night while walking to our car from Holy Thursday church services at about 8:50pm, my wife fell and broke her ankle while stepping off the curb to go to our car. The closest street lamp is at the other end of the block making this area extremely dark and the pavement is broken down to the cobblestones. This happened on the south side of 9th Street just west of Grand. I took following pictures the next day.”

Hoboken positives come from good Samaritans

“On the good side, there was a lady passing by on the other side of the street who came and stood with us until the ambulance came, making sure that my wife was protected from passing traffic as she lay on the street. I did not get her name but we are both very grateful. In addition the three EMS workers from the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp were professional, courteous and compassionate. We were very impressed.

Paul

Dangerous Condition at 9th and Grand Hoboken NJ 2 - Crumbling roads lead to ankle breakage

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The Professor
The Professor
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:29 pm

My wife’s twisted her ankle a bunch of times on older streets in Boston and New York…cobblestones and heels seem to be an accident waiting to happen. However, that’s exactly why lighting should be adequate and one light per block doesn’t really cut it. Also, with the recent increase in crime, more now than ever we need functional lighting – NOT more bike lanes!

animal_lover
animal_lover
Reply to  The Professor
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:04 am

Yes stiletto heels can be really hard to walk on cobblestone – light or no light. I get a laugh at all the women teeter tottering and clunking down the sidewalks in their heels. Hard to say that the road condition was the cause. Best to carry a flat pair of shoes for walking and leave the high heels for valet service.[quote comment=”206246″]My wife’s twisted her ankle a bunch of times on older streets in Boston and New York…cobblestones and heels seem to be an accident waiting to happen. However, that’s exactly why lighting should be adequate and one light per block doesn’t really cut it. Also, with the recent increase in crime, more now than ever we need functional lighting – NOT more bike lanes![/quote]

Kaiser Sosay
Kaiser Sosay
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:35 pm

the city will most likely put there crack team team of over priced lawyers on it and spend ten times what these people will sue for,because they will sue.

Evelyn
Evelyn
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:12 pm

The city doesn’t care one iota. They’re more worried about corner cars, bike lanes and their own personal agendas.

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