Cars keep crashing into NE yard

Posted at: 01/15/2013 7:44 PM
Updated at: 01/16/2013 8:28 AM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4

An Albuquerque homeowner can't figure out why cars keep crashing through the wall behind her house.

It has happened four times. 

You don't have to look hard to see exactly where the car came crashing through the cement wall near Juan Tabo and Montgomery.

This pile of debris is made up of broken up cinder blocks and vehicle fragments.

But homeowner Shirley Reynolds said this is the fourth time her wall is going to be replaced for a similar bizarre situation.

"It looks terrible," she said. "It's a great big hole in the wall."

Reynolds said she is still in disbelief.

"They even knocked down that tree - always said we had too many trees," Reynolds said.

She said the pile of rubble is all too familiar.

"One time it was by the bedroom window, then it was a BMW that came right here, then another time we were out of town," Reynolds said as she showed KOB Eyewitness News 4 where the other crashes happened along the same wall over the past year.

This latest crash marks the fourth time the cement wall has crumbled after a car crashed through it.

"Somebody hit them, knocked them, and spun them around, and that's how they ended up in our yard," Reynolds said.

Her property is now infamously known among neighbors.

"They say, 'Oh yeah, I know you're the house that always,' - Yeah, that's right, our house is always the one people are always running into,'" Reynolds said. "I'm just afraid that one of these days somebody is going to be sitting out there in the backyard on the swing and somebody is going to get hurt."

The wall faces Juan Tabo. A sidewalk separates the wall from the street.

KOB 4 checked with the city and was told there is nothing that would indicate the stretch of road there is problematic. The speed limit is 40 mph, which the city said is reasonable for the area.

"Maybe the people just need to start paying attention to what they're doing," Reynolds said.  "I don't know what it is, but they just seem to love our backyard. It's like, come on in!"