JERSEY CITY – On March 11th officers responded to the area of 174 Bayview Ave on report of a motor vehicle accident involving a Jersey City Fire truck. According to Jersey City Spokesperson, Carly Baldwin, Bayview Ave is described as a one way east bound travel with parking on both sides of the street and a bicycle lane located south of the north side of street parking. Upon arrival, the fire truck was stopped the middle of the street in front of 172 Bayview Ave. while a Lexus was double parked in front of 174 Bayview Ave.
According to officials, the fire truck was responding to an emergency call and was traveling east on Bayview Ave when it came into contact with the double parked vehicle. The driver side storage compartment which is located just to the front of the rear wheel is where the contact happened, according to Baldwin. The Lexus had damage to the rear passenger side bumper, front passenger side door, and the passenger side view mirror.
The driver of the fire truck and owner of the parked vehicle stated the vehicle was in fact double parked at the time of the accident. No injuries were reported and the owner of the Lexus was issued a motor vehicle summons for double parking.