Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lots Of Vehicle Traffic Inside This Indiana Home

Given the speed demons that race up and down the road in front of my house in St. Albans, Vermont, I'm glad the house is set far back from the road, with a ravine between the yard and the road.
The inside of an Indiana house after it was hit by
a car on Sunday, the 11th time in 30 years it's happened.  

At least nobody is going to drive through my house. Probably.

The same can't be said for a house in Indiana, which has been struck by cars 11 times in the past 30 years.

The most recent crash came when the occupants were minding their own business, trying to watch a football game on TV.

It seems there's a set of railroad tracks nearby. A train starts to come, and rather than sit and wait for the train, motorists zoom over the crossing.

Problem is, once they get past the tracks they become pretty much airborne, can't stop and hit the house.

The people living there say they don't want to move. They have been lobbying the city hard for a stop sign that migh encourage people to slow down. But I'm not optimistic. People who want to beat a train are not going to be stymied by a stop sign.

So, the poor unfortunate house will probably continue to be almost as busy as the Long Island Expressway at rush hour.

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