Only on 10: Car crashes into Fall River yard -- and it's not the first time
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WJAR) —
A Fall River homeowner wants answers from the city after he said a car drove into his yard for the second time in several months.
Kyle Medeiros has been asking the city to have curbs installed in front of his property on Ash Street since May.
He said he paid for the work to be done and months have gone by, but nothing has changed.
A car drove off the road and into his yard on Monday. Security cameras outside of his home show the car hitting the tree, then backing up and driving away.
Medeiros' lawn is still scattered with glass, fenders and other parts of the car.
"Before, I was just thinking, 'Maybe it's a one time thing and it'll never happen again,'" Medeiros said. "Now, I definitely think it'll happen again."
He's referring to a September incident where a car came barreling through his yard and crashed into his children's swing set.
After that, he said the city agreed to work with him and install curbs in front of his home.
"I've made it a point that it's dangerous and I don't know what it's going to take for them to do it," he said.
In September, Medeiros says the city engineer told him new curbs would be installed by October.
Medeiros paid $277.53 to have the work done.
Emails shown to NBC 10 New indicate that the city agreed to install curbs on the portion where the car drove through Monday night.
But, the homeowner says nothing has been done.
There was also supposed to be a sign put up here to alert drivers but that wasn't done either.
Medeiros hasn't heard anything since October.
The city engineer told him in an email there was no specific time frame for the work to get done.
He said he's just tired of waiting.
"It's not about vengeance or anything like that and I'm not trying to get anyone in trouble," Medeiros said. "I'm not trying to make any enemies out of this, it's mainly for my kids safety."
A spokesman for the city of Fall River told NBC 10 News, "Placing jersey barriers without addressing the drainage problems could result in ice collecting at the bottom of Center Street, causing another, different hazard. While we wanted to place the barrier sooner, doing so hastily could have made the hazard worse."