How do cars flip over in Hoboken?

File under: Flip Over

Adding to the “cars that flip over for no reasonable reason in Hoboken” file is another mystery that occurred around 2:30am this morning.

Resident Evan caught this event near 10th & Willow.

See after the jump for possible explanations.

Flipped Cars Hoboken NJ 10th Willow - How do cars flip over in Hoboken?

Overturned car on Newark Street in Hoboken

3/27/2013:

Shortly before midnight last night, a white Volkswagen Tiguan with Virginia plates flipped over on Newark Street – right near the Dunkin’ Donuts.

Some minor injuries were reported by the two female passengers, but none appeared life-threatening. However, several other parked cars suffered damages.

Car flips over on Newark Street in Hoboken NJ - How do cars flip over in Hoboken?

How do cars flip over in Hoboken anyway?

Just like other cars that flip over in Hoboken – can someone explain how, on straight roads, this type of conundrum even happens? I can imagine going 90mph around Sinatra Drive in a car with a crappy suspension. But a nice German engineered car with a deft suspension on a relatively easy to drive road?

There are four possible scenarios.

  1. They were texting and lost control,
  2. They struck one of Hoboken’s million deep potholes,
  3. They were struck by another drunk driver, or
  4. They were drunk themselves.

House is betting on #4.

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calgal133
calgal133
Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:28 pm

Just found out my car was a victim of this accident… PISSED. These girls better have insurance!

homeworld
homeworld
Reply to  calgal133
Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:39 pm

Parking your car on the street in Hoboken is a huge gamble, especially if you value your vehicle. Be lucky your car is still there, at least. [quote comment=”220045″]Just found out my car was a victim of this accident… PISSED. These girls better have insurance![/quote]

animal_lover
animal_lover
Reply to  homeworld
Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:42 am

I can not fathom why people park late model $70,000+ vehicles on the street.[quote comment=”220057″]Parking your car on the street in Hoboken is a huge gamble, especially if you value your vehicle. Be lucky your car is still there, at least.[/quote]

HansBrix
HansBrix
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:59 pm

Probably a combination of those scenarios PLUS 1) high center of gravity, 2) poor judgement/over estimation of driving ability on the part of the drivers.

Of course I once thought flipping a car in Hoboken was impossible – until I saw a old Pontiac sedan on its roof on 3rd right next to the hospital way back in the 1994 (yes, the EMS eventually came).

So flipping cars in town is a time-honored tradition. Maybe the creators of that old TV show CHiPs designed all those absurd auto stunts based on Hoboken Physics.

iforgotmymantra
iforgotmymantra
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:52 pm

Must have been a pothole!

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