A car crashes into the Turner household’s car at their dwelling on Gentile Avenue in Layton. (Turner Household)
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LAYTON — A Layton household is hoping for adjustments alongside the street they stay on, after seeing a number of crashes on their property over the previous a number of months.
The most recent incident final weekend left their automobile totaled, yard closely broken, and the Turner household at their wit’s finish.
The household lives on Gentile Avenue in Layton east of I-15, which can also be State Route 109. Hailey and Randy Turner purchased the home seven months in the past, for his or her household of seven.
“It was move-in prepared, it was simply good for us,” Hailey Turner mentioned.
Quickly after they settled in, they came upon the home comes with a reasonably main flaw.
The couple found it early one morning when an enormous noise awoke them.
“Rapidly, you simply hear this crash and it is identical to, ‘What is going on on?'” she recounted. “And, a man was going across the curve, hit the sunshine, the pole on the market, the facility line.”
Later that day, the couple realized this was hardly the primary time a automobile missed the curve close to their home.
“That is once we began listening to about all the opposite tales from all the opposite neighbors,” Randy Turner mentioned.
Since then, the couple has counted three extra crashes along with that first one. They are saying they’ve personally witnessed three of the 4 incidents.
They assume drivers simply aren’t paying consideration, with many their telephones and/or rushing.
Final Sunday, a minivan did not navigate the curve whereas driving too quick for the 35 mph street, screeching throughout the driveway and slamming into her SUV that the household was about to get into. The SUV and van jolted towards the house, crashing by a tree and coming to relaxation proper exterior the bed room home windows.
“We had been leaving when this occurred. Three o’clock on a Sunday afternoon, you are not anticipating a automobile to return barreling towards your own home,” she mentioned.
The couple’s porch surveillance video captured the crash. In it, she instantly opened the door and referred to as out to the driving force, “Oh my gosh, are you OK?”
The motive force responded, “Yeah!”
“Name 911! Name 911!” she referred to as out to her husband.
They’ve performed that video again again and again, watching simply how shut this crash got here to significantly injuring their household, or worse.
“Simply surreal,” he mentioned, watching the video Wednesday night. “Yeah,” she echoed. “You simply really feel virtually like a sick feeling as a result of two minutes earlier we’d have been on the market.”
This newest crash totaled her SUV, ruined their tree and broken the entrance yard, and impacted the sunshine pole but once more. She mentioned Rocky Mountain Energy has needed to repair and/or substitute that gentle pole twice now in current months from crashes.
On high of that, the driving force didn’t have insurance coverage, she mentioned, and the couple’s insurance coverage has been gradual to reply, which has been a headache to take care of.
Please, simply decelerate round this curve. That is all there’s to it. Simply decelerate.
They’re glad nobody was damage, however they fear it will occur once more with a worse end result. She mentioned she referred to as the Utah Division of Transportation on Monday as a result of the street is a state freeway, and so they informed her they hope to have a decision quickly.
“I would like some type of barrier, one thing that may defend me and my household,” she mentioned.
UDOT informed KSL 5 TV it’s trying into it and wished to share a message for drivers to decelerate, obey the velocity restrict and concentrate. The Turners are additionally hoping to unfold that message to drivers—to maintain their dwelling and household, secure.
“Please, simply decelerate round this curve,” she pleaded. “That is all there’s to it. Simply decelerate.”