Car crashes into Aurora home for third time; neighbors ask for city action

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AURORA, Colo. -- The owner of an Aurora townhome escaped injury again after a car plowed into her unit for the third time.

The female homeowner said she will be displaced because of the structural damage caused by the crash. The American Red Cross is helping the woman.

The woman's home is on South Evanston Way. She said she has gone to meetings about trying to get stop signs or speed bumps installed on the street.

She said because of construction on nearby Sable Boulevard, drivers “fly down” Evanston Way because it’s being used as a detour.

"Something needs to be done about this corner and about the speeding," said Judy Lantz, who lives next door. "It's really, really scary. There is nothing once they come off Sable to stop them. From there up to Chambers, this is just a freeway."

That's because Sable is all detours with construction for the RTD light rail lines. Drivers trying to avoid detours cut through the neighborhood.

"You'll see people doing 60, 70 mph through here avoiding traffic," said Alex Ross, who lives on the street.

"Cars have just been coming down this road so fast, and they hit a lot of animals and pets all the time," Katrina Blanton said.

Blanton should know; her home was also hit in the area a few months ago.

"He missed the trees and missed the cars and just hit the corner and it was pretty bad," she said.

She's still waiting for repairs to her kitchen wall.

"It's really getting scary for us homeowners to know that we can't even be safe in our own home," Lantz said.

The FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers found out that police accelerate coming off Sable all the way to Chambers in a 25 mph zone.

"We need to do something about this here to get the speeds lower," said Omar Zireg, who lives on the street.

Blanton is afraid of getting hit again.

"I don't know if they're going to do anything about it," she said. "Speed bumps or who knows."

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