- Why didn't NJ Transit bus driver go around the body or stop?
- Why didn't the NJ Transit spokesperson released the name of the bus drive?
- I give my condolences to N.J. Transit victim Hagan's family.
According to other online articles, it is said that a 50-year-old Bayonne man by the name of John Hagans was allegedly hit when he attempted to cross Avenue C near 25th Street at approximately 10:20 p.m. Friday, September 11. The driver, identified as James Nichols, fled the scene, and then a NJ transit bus ran over the pedestrian while he was on the ground. The driver of the bus notified the police.
The perplexity of it all is: Why didn’t the bus driver go around the body or stop? Even though the body is on the ground, it does not give the bus driver the right to run over the person. We do not know if the man was alive when the truck struck him. The pedestrian could have been seriously injured. The bus weighs more than a pickup truck, and it could have killed him. We would never know because of the bus company, prosecutor, and N.J. The transit spokesperson will not tell the citizens the truth. I think this is a classic deviation for the spokesperson to get the focus off the bus driver’s and the bus company’s lack of training.
We, as a motorist, have control of our driving. I like to quote Chief Raymond Hayducka who said, “Drivers have a responsibility to focus on their driving.
Nichols was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City shortly before 12:30 am on Saturday and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Death N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Bayonne Police Department with the investigation and arrest. The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).
The bus company attorney will try and put the full blame on the truck driver, and the bus driver will walk away a free man. I see this happen time and time again. These NJ Transit bus drivers get away with murder.
Why do they have the picture and name of the guy who allegedly hit the pedestrian online, but not the bus driver who ran the pedestrian over? Both of the men’s photographs and names should have been released, not just the truck driver. And both men should go to jail.
The family has to pay for a funeral while the bus driver gets a paycheck for running over a person. I believe both people should be held for their actions, but I know that the bus driver will walk away a free man.
I give my condolences to N.J. Transit victim Hagan’s family.