Cars Can't Seem to Stop Crashing Into This House

Homeowner says drivers 'fly' down a nearby hill
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2017 1:53 PM CST

For the fifth time, a Maryland house has been the victim of an out-of-control car. "When he crashed into the wall, I said, 'Damn, another car hit my house,'" homeowner Leonard Miller, 88, tells Fox 5 DC. Miller has lived in the Prince George's County home since 1971, and he says early Wednesday morning is at least the fifth time a car has come over a hill approaching his house and lost control as it turned a corner, causing it to jump the curb and ram into a wall. The crashes typically happen when it's dark out, and Miller tells WJLA drivers "fly" down the street near his house, where the posted speed limit is 30mph.

Repairs have been necessary after each crash; a past crash snapped the wooden pillars that used to stand in front, NBC Washington reports. This time, the car broke through the outer brick of the home—including some of the brick pillars that replaced the aforementioned wooden ones—as well as two windows. (The driver is OK, and no charges have been filed.) The county says if it receives a formal request, it will investigate whether the area qualifies for a traffic study. (An Indiana home has been hit by cars at least 11 times; a New Brunswick home, nine.)

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