Speeding cars a menace along 40th Street South in St. Petersburg


RIGHT NOW ON NEWS CHANNEL 8 AT 11:00. GOOD EVENING! THANKS FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT! WELL, IT IS LIKE HAVING A DRAG STRIP IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME. A COUPLE SO FED UP WITH SPEEDING DRIVERS, IN RECENT WEEKS THREE CARS HAVE CRASHED. LIVE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, SEEMS TO BE A BIG PROBLEM OUT THERE! PETER! Reporter: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE OUT HERE LONG TO SEE CARS GOING MUCH FASTER THAN THE POSTED LIMITS. THEY TEAR UP AND DOWN 40th STREET SOUTH AND SOMETIMES THEY CRACK UP. CHECK OUT WEDNESDAY’S CRASH, A CAR AND A MINIVAN COLLIDED. IT ENDED UP IN MICHAEL’S FRONT YARD TAKING OUT A FENCE AND HITTING A TREE. IT WENT INTO THE AIR, I OPENED MY DOOR AND YOU COULD SEE IT WAS LEAKING FLUID AND EVERYTHING. Reporter: THE PROBLEM AS HE SEES IT IS SPEEDING ALONG 40th STREET SOUGHT LIKE THIS GUY. THIS IS A HIGHWAY HERE PEOPLE THINK. Reporter: TWO-AND-A-HALF WEEKS AGO ANOTHER CAR WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND SLAMMED HARD NEAR A TREE IN THE DRIVEWAY, A PASSENGER DIED AND 3 WEEKS AGO HE SNAPPED THESE PICTURES WHEN A TWO-CAR CRASH SENT ONE OF THEM INTO HIS NEIGHBOR’S FENCE. IF YOU NEED ANY PROOF OF THE PROBLEM, WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SHOT THIS STORY! NOIBS TELL ME THIS KIND OF THING HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AND IF THEY DON’T CRASH — A LOT OF TIME NEAR MISSES, SHOUTING, SCREAMING, YOU KNOW, ANGRY DRIVERS SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER. Reporter: CAR PARTS STILL LITTER HIS YARD. HIS FENCE IS IN PIECES. THIS TREE BEARS THE SCARS OF THE FATAL HIT. HE WORRIES THE NEXT ONE COULD BE IN HIS LIVING ROOM. Reporter: EIGHT ON YOUR SIDE DISCOVERED THERE COULD BE INCREASED SPEED ENFORCEMENT OUT

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