A California family is frightened to live in their own home after the fourth driver in 14 months barreled through their backyard fence this week.
The first time a car crashed through their property was in February 2012, said Chad Bradley who lives in the Sacramento County house with his family.
“There was a high-speed chase by the CHP coming this say,” he told CBS Sacramento. “The second time was a 16-year-old girl with no driver’s license.”
The second time it happened was just before Thanksgiving of 2012 and the third time it happened was just two days after that.
Unfortunately for Bradley, he’s the one stuck footing the bill whenever the accidents occur.
“Everybody in the neighborhood knows that this house has been hit numerous times,” he said.
Bradley’s brother, who owns the home, has called county officials and requested that a stop light and a brick wall be put up to prevent any futures accidents.
However, they’ve been told it could be quite awhile before anyone comes out to evaluate the intersection.
“I can’t risk something happening to my family waiting on the county getting something done here,” he said.
In the meantime, Bradley has erected his own cement barriers and one actually stopped a car recently.
For their part, officials with the Sacramento County Transportation Department said the following in a statement: “At this time, we do not have the necessary collision reports. We will check with CHP to inquire about these collisions as they are not yet in our database.”
“DOT staff spoke to the resident last week and we indicated to her that it may take a few weeks to gather the necessary information and complete our investigation,” the statement added.
But until the issue gets resolves, Bradley says he and his family live in fear.
“They don’t even want to sleep in their rooms,” he said. “They sleep in the front room right now.”
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