Bike hit and run
There must be some magnetic anomaly in Hoboken that causes the inability to walk, drive or pedal. What’s next, baby stroller collisions (with injuries) on the sidewalk? Boiling Starbucks/iPod/iPhone mishaps?
Here a reader mentions how he witnessed an inept bicycle rider who damaged his parked vehicle.
I enjoy your site, and thought this might be of some interest as it was a completely different kind of hit-n-run in Hoboken. Anyway, this happened to me this morning. I was walking about a block away from where I had parked, legally mind you, and could see my car at the end of the street. All of sudden I see a flash of black, here a loud thump and a man went literally flying over the trunk part of my car landing in a heap next to it.
Apparently a guy on his bike took the turn onto 7th too wide and slammed into my car, stopping his bike, but not him. He got up a little clumsily and started checking out his bike, which was badly bent up, and ignoring the other people asking him if he was alright. I sped up and got about 20 feet away and hit my unlock button when he noticed me, picked up his bike and started half running away. I threw my bags in my car and went to check out where he had made contact and this SOB had put essentially a bullet hole in my trunk where his handlebar no doubt slammed into it.
I yelled “Hey” to him a few times, but he just turned around and in some accent yelled “Sorry” a few times and kept trucking down the street. I had no idea what to do, do I chase him down? Follow him in my car? So I got in, went around the block to Madison in the direction he was walking, but the guy was gone. What do you do in that situation? File a hit and run with a bike? I knew the cops would probably not help since I’ve had my window smashed before and they wouldn’t even come down to file a report, so now I have a nice hole in my trunk. It would have actually been pretty funny and a great YouTube video if only it weren’t my car. Just thought it might be a nice addition to your Hoboken Hit-N-Runs….”