SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — A Sacramento County family is worried for their safety as four cars have barreled through their backyard fence in just over a year.
Chad Bradley remembers the first time a car crashed through his fence 14 months ago.
“There was a high-speed chase by the CHP coming this way,” he said. “The second time was a 16-year-old girl with no driver’s license.”
The third came the night before Thanksgiving, and the fourth just two days later.
Each time, it’s on Chad’s dime to repair the damage.
His house backs up to a stretch of Roseville Road off of Elkhorn. The speed limit is 45 mph, but Chad believes drivers are going faster than that when they hit the turn.
“Everybody in the neighborhood knows that this house has been hit numerous times,” he said.
He says his brother, who owns the home, and his wife have both called the county asking for a stoplight and a cement wall, which his neighbors along Roseville Road all have.
But he says they’ve been told it will be weeks before someone will even come out and evaluate the intersection.
“I can’t risk something happening to my family waiting on the county getting something done here,” he said.
For now, he’s put up his own cement barriers, and one actually stopped a car in a recent crash.
Officials with the Sacramento County Transportation Department refused to talk to CBS13 on camera. They released a written statement saying:
“At this time, we do not have the necessary collision reports. We will check with CHP to inquire about these collisions as they are not yet in our database.
“DOT staff spoke to the resident last week and we indicated to her that it may take a few weeks to gather the necessary information and complete our investigation.”
Until then, Chad says his kids will live in fear.
“They don’t even want to sleep in their rooms,” he said. “They sleep in the front room right now.”
Sacramento County says it usually takes the three to four weeks to receive the crash reports from the CHP.
CBS13 contacted the CHP, which said the reports are automatically sent to the county, but the two most recent crashes haven’t made it there since they happened nearly two weeks ago.