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Hope Street Resident Hit by Snow Plow

In Uncategorized on December 22, 2008 at 12:14 pm

At approximately 12:35 PM on Sunday, a Hope Street resident was struck by a vehicle plowing snow on the street as she was shoveling out her driveway. The vehicle, described as an unmarked black pickup truck with flashing strobe lights, fled the scene without stopping. The victim was uninjured.

Initial reports are that the vehicle description matches one used by a landscaper under contract with the Village for street snow removal services. Police and public works department personnel are currently investigating the incident.

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  1. Was she struck by the PLOW or SNOW from the plow?
    It would seem that if you were struck by a plow you would be injured.

    Plows make alot of noise and have flashing lights, they are hard to miss.
    Maybe this person was shoveling the end of her driveway and did not want the plow to block it in again, so she just stood there hoping the plow would go around.

  2. So? That would give license to the contractor to “plow” though? Some of these contractors go ridiculously fast. And leaving the scene is likewise inexcusable (not to mention a crime).

  3. DID THE PERSON GET HIT BY THE PLOW?

    You can’t stand in the street and expect a 4 ton truck to swerve in the snow to avoid throwing snow at you.

  4. Anonymous said…
    So? That would give license to the contractor to “plow” though? Some of these contractors go ridiculously fast. And leaving the scene is likewise inexcusable (not to mention a crime).

    You are absolutely correct! I nervously watched my children going off to sled, as plows drove by traveling much faster than anyone ever should in a residential area.

    The fact that the driver didn’t stop is absolutely deplorable!

  5. 12:06 – Was the person in the street or his or her driveway?

  6. PEOPLE NEED TO STOP THROWING SNOW IN THE ROADS .

  7. TO 756,YEA YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE.DONT YOU HAVE SOME THING TO DO.

  8. That explains it!! The Ridgewood snowplows are designed to hit people in their driveways…they don’t seem to get the snow off the street. They always seem to show up after you have finished shoveling your driveway..and then they seal you in…while still managing to keep a nice sheet of ice on the street. Go to just about any other town and their streets are cleaner than ours.

  9. Who is the shirthead that types in CAPS…?

  10. Those contractors think that they own the street. I was driving down Van Dien Saturday night and one was driving on the wrong side of the road. He wasn’t evev plowing – just driving on the wrong side of the road.

  11. The plow operators are very agressive. It is like someone deputized them for the day and it went straight to their heads.

  12. Anonymous said…
    12:06 – Was the person in the street or his or her driveway?

    1:44 PM

    I’m not sure why that makes a difference. Drivers need to be in control of there cars.

  13. 9:05
    It’s the same person that sends notes to times that don’t exist.
    7:56?

    8:27 you need glasses.

  14. 7:56 was the first post in the "Most Village Streets Are Ice & Snow Covered – Did Public Works Run Out of Rock Salt?" thread below.

    8:27 seems to have wandered from one room to another, without realizing it

  15. What ever happened to the lady that said she was hit by a plow?

  16. they need to stop blowing snow out into the road.yea you.

  17. People get lives. Did it ever occur to you that when it snows you should stay in your homes? DUH!

  18. Regarding the speed of snow plows try plowing 5mph. The plows need to go at some speed to be able to force the snow out of the way (snow gets heavy). They are not going 50 mphs, I would say they are going 27 mphs tops. It may look faster as the slow is flying in front of them.

  19. Adds a fuller meaning to “getting plowed”.

  20. Maybe we have the evil snowplow operator from the movie “Snow Day” operating in our town!!

  21. Was the minister driving the plow?

  22. Christmas Eve

    This morning the streets are a sheet of ice. In my brief travels I saw 2 cars and a village recycling truck stuck at the side of the road.

    I saw 2 plows out but no salting.

  23. Anonymous said…
    Regarding the speed of snow plows try plowing 5mph. The plows need to go at some speed to be able to force the snow out of the way (snow gets heavy). They are not going 50 mphs, I would say they are going 27 mphs tops. It may look faster as the slow is flying in front of them.

    6:26 PM

    The speed limit in a residential area is 25 mph unless otherwise posted. Trust me on this one, there was no way this plow was traveling at a mere 2 mph over the speed limit. There wasn’t any snow flying in front of it, because it was traveling too fast to pick up snow.

    I think it’s fairly obvious to most people whether a driver is speeding or not.

  24. Anonymous said…
    People get lives. Did it ever occur to you that when it snows you should stay in your homes? DUH!

    6:03 PM

    Not everyone has the luxury of staying in their homes. Some of us have something called…oh, what was that word…oh, yeah, jobs.

  25. Anonymous said…
    Christmas Eve

    This morning the streets are a sheet of ice. In my brief travels I saw 2 cars and a village recycling truck stuck at the side of the road.

    I saw 2 plows out but no salting.

    9:50 AM

    One stuck recycling truck

    Two stuck cars

    Two saltless plows

    And a partridge in a pear tree!!!!

    Sorry, I just couldn’t resist 🙂

  26. What happened to Three????

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