Hoboken — A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized Tuesday, Aug 30 after breaking away from his mother to cross the street, running between two double parked cars, and running into the side of a moving vehicle in Hoboken, police said. Media accounts said that he could not see the car coming because of the double parked cars.
“Mother and child were walking when they went to cross the street, the 6-year-old son darted between the two double parked cars … and hit the side of the car as it passed him,” said Detective Sergeant Edgardo Cruz.
According to Cruz, the boy was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where the he was treated for a fractured ankle.
Cruz said that the driver was not at fault and was not issued a summons, as “this appears to be an accident.” The two double-parked cars did receive summonses.
Hoboken is infamous for its lack of street parking, and while double parking is a common practice, it is against the law.
Media accounts said if the boy had been a moment earlier or later, his fate could have been much worse.