JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — People who live in a section of Jersey City say they’re fed up.
They claim they can’t safely park their vehicles near their homes over fears of damage.
As CBS2’s Meg Baker explained, the signs are clear — no trucks over 4 tons — yet accidents keep happening on Neptune Ave and Sayles Street in Jersey City.
“The truck came around, shouldn’t have, because you can see it’s residential. He got caught, rear vehicle, and he couldn’t keep going,” Cynthia Anderson said.
The latest in a series of smash ups happened Friday afternoon. It clipped a car, pushed it onto the sidewalk, and into the car in front of it.
“Seems like they get discouraged from traffic on 440, and turn here and just take out cars,” Mark Peisecki said.
Residents on Neptune Ave said they’ve stopped truck drivers and asked them why they decided to make a turn onto a narrow one-way street. Their response — GPS led them here.
“I have a truck GPS which plainly illustrates where you are allowed and not allowed the minute you turn on residential streets. The thing lights up,” Lee Towery explained.
Towery is a truck driver that happens to live on the block. His car was totaled last year. This summer, on August 29, he woke up and found nine vehicles had been struck.
“There was one car totally on top of another car, so took out six on the corner here, three up on Romer,” he said.
It cost German Luciano $12,000 to fix his car after a truck driver kept going in another incident a few months earlier.
“They should put up a big sign, ‘do not attempt,” Luciano said.
Jennifer Morril with Mayor Steve Fulop’s office said there are already multiple signs including one in Bayonne on Sycamore Road off of West 63rd which they are working to make more visible.
Residents said the signs are clearly not working.
“Something has to be done because the next thing will be a pedestrian hit,” Anderson said.
CBS2 asked the city if more will be done, but has not heard back.
In the mean time, residents are doing their best to flag down trucks before they cause damage.