We got this email over the weekend. Please be sure to drive safely in our neighborhood!
We live on 36th Ave. West across from Discovery Park and witnessed quite a scary event yesterday afternoon as a car came careening through the shacane in front of our house at speeds far exceeding the posted limit. The driver of the Volvo XC90 lost control of the vehicle and flew through our fence, our neighbors fence and finally came to a stop after smashing into a parked van in the neighbor’s parking pad. The driver then tried to back out, not realizing that there is a four foot drop into our yard from the neighbor’s where she had come to rest. The SUV ended up hanging precariously over the retaining wall, as can be seen in the picture. This driver was incredibly lucky that nobody was injured. She missed someone pruning our rosebushes by a mere 10 feet, there was a pedestrian walking his dog not 15 feet in the other direction, and the corner right under where the wheel came to rest is my daughter’s favorite digging spot in the yard where she had been playing with a friend not two hours before the incident.I’m hoping this email and photo will help people remember that this is a residential neighborhood and we must always make safe choices when behind the wheel. As summer approaches and more people are out and about, please slow down and follow the rules of the road. And please, under no circumstances, drive while impaired in any way. Be safe!