Neighbors Hope Crash Expedites Traffic Help

A midtown neighborhood has been working to slow speeding traffic. They hope a recent incident will bring help from the city.

That incident happened Wednesday night in the Cathedral neighborhood, at 38th and Cass. A car was coming through fast.

A neighbor told us, “I can usually tell when cars are speeding and they were speeding.

"I heard a car coming by with very high velocity. There’s a stop sign at 38th and Cass and it ran the stop light, complete bottom out with sparks going all over the place.”

The car stopped when it hit a house causing extensive damage

Ruth Maguire has lived across the street from the crash site since she was a child and told us, “Now that I have my own kids I’m more aware of the speeders.”

Ruth has three of the children who move around the neighborhood and she’s been working with the city trying to prevent what happened Wednesday night.

She said, “There’s always speeders, people always flying through that stop sign, so we’re just hoping to put a speed bump in to make people more aware of their speeding.”

Ruth is currently talking to city officials in an effort to get that speed bump in her neighborhood. She hopes this incident will help speed up their decision.

The driver who hit the house was identified as 20-year-old Tha Gray. Police say he was cited but not arrested. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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