A Plymouth Voyager minivan careened out of control and crashed through a fence before hitting a house in Spencer Estate. According to an eyewitness, the driver also hit another car in the street.
The accident occurred at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, as the mini-van crashed through the yard of a house located at the T-shaped corner at Radio Drive and Griswold Avenue.
According to an eyewitness account, the driver of the Voyager was speeding away from another car involved in a sideswipe, and did not make a right or left where Griswold Avenue turns and meets Radio Drive.
“Neither my husband or I were home when the accident occurred,” said homeowner Celeste Kirton. “The force of the crash knocked a clock off the wall and disturbed a number of pictures that were hanging. The house was the only thing that stopped the car. It went through our fence and over a shrub and pine bush.”
According to an accident report, Robert Dunne of Library Avenue drove the Voyager. The accident report did not mention whether the driver failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection. Neighbors say this location has been a problem spot for years with cars ignoring a stop sign to make a left and continue on Griswold Avenue, or a yield sign to go right onto Radio Drive.
Some have said that installing concrete traffic islands may be useful in slowing out-of-control cars.
“I have lived here for 38 years and I cannot tell you how many times cars knock the stop sign down on the corner,” said Ann Marie Correale. “We would like to see traffic islands at the corner as a means of slowing down traffic.”
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