Truck driver has near miss with Jersey City park

JERSEY CITY -- The driver behind the wheel of a tractor trailer appeared to make a wrong turn in Downtown Jersey City last night, tying up traffic in the area for a bit as he figured out how to get out of the area. This is the second time in three months...

Truck driver has near miss with Jersey City park

JERSEY CITY -- The driver behind the wheel of a tractor trailer appeared to make a wrong turn in Downtown Jersey City last night, tying up traffic in the area for a bit as he figured out how to get out of the area.

This is the second time in three months that a truck driver has caused problems in that area of the city, located blocks from the Holland Tunnel. On Dec. 8 a driver drove a truck into Hamilton Park and crashed into its gazebo.

The driver in last night's incident was headed south on Jersey Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. when he attempted to turn right onto Ninth Street, then stopped after realizing he was driving the wrong way on a one-way street, according to a witness.

The driver then had to drive onto the sidewalk leading into Hamilton Park while reorienting in an attempt to head in reverse back up Jersey Avenue to a street wide enough for the truck, the witness said.

Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

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