A Highland family is pleading with the city for help after the fourth driver has hit their home within six months. The Sauerwein family lives on a corner where there is a sharp turn on a downward slope. There’s no stop sign or speed bumps, which the family says could have prevented the crashes.
The family’s home was recently hit by a Lincoln Towncar that went airborne plowed into the garage. NBC Los Angeles reports that the impact of the accident broke a natural gas line and a water line. In addition to structural damage, the family’s home also flooded due to the crash.
The driver of the car fled as the family attempted to escape the house, but he was eventually located and charged with DUI, among other things.
Last January, a truck crashed into the family’s front yard and another car hit their gate last fall. The Sauerweins have asked the city for help, but their calls and letters have been ignored. The mayor of the city said that he would look into the matter after NBC4 reporters reached out.