Residents in one East Springfield neighborhood say speeding has become such a problem, it isn’t uncommon for cars to jump the curb and crash into homes.
Residents on Page Boulevard in Springfield say speeding has become such a problem, guardrails have gone up around some houses after cars have continued to crash into curbs, homes, and other vehicles.
“It’s very scary,” said Vidailin Cardona of Springfield. “I have friends who have lost family members driving up the street actually hitting a curb due to speed.”
One neighbor said her family just experienced their third accident, when an eighteen wheeler crashed into their car, taking down their fence, and slamming into their home.
Gorge Quinones has lived on Page Boulevard for 20 years and he says the speeding has always been a problem.
“My grandkids don’t play in the front, my daughters never did,” Quinones told 22News. “ It’s dangerous.”
Quinones said a constant stream of semi trucks is the most concerning.
“The eighteen wheelers you know, I mean they have the bulk mail center down the street,” said Quinones. “It’s just constant. Every other car, every other car there we go is an eighteen wheeler. And those things don’t stop on a dime. When they hit the breaks, they’re going for a distance.”
At the most recent East Springfield neighborhood council meeting, recommendations including placement of one of the city’s speed trailers were suggested to help ease the problem.