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Eighth car in six years damages home

Feb. 4, 2011 at 11:37 AM   |   Comments


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REGINA, Saskatchewan, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Canadian man said a car slid through the intersection near his home and damaged his house, marking the eighth such incident in the past six years.

Bruce Osiowy of Regina, Saskatchewan, said the car slid through the Campbell Street and Fourth Avenue intersection Thursday and plowed into his car, which was in the driveway, propelling the parked vehicle through his garage door, the Regina Leader-Post reported Friday.

Osiowy said it was the eighth time a car from the intersection, where there is a stop sign, has been involved in a crash on his property in the past six years.

"A couple of speed bumps could solve the problem in a hurry," he said. "It's an absolute no-brainer."

Osiowy said one of the most serious incidents involved a car lodging itself in the wall of his house.

"There was three feet of the car inside the basement suite," he said.

He said he has been lobbying city officials to do something about the intersection for the past three years, but no action has been taken.

"What are they waiting for, somebody to get killed?" he asked.

City Councilor Mike O'Donnell said speed bumps in the area would disrupt the flow of traffic and cause hazards for buses and emergency vehicles.

"The area has schools on three sides," he said. "There are already signs there to get people to slow down, and there is a stop sign right at the intersection."

"If people obey these notions, then the area should be safe," O'Donnell said.

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