SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – New homeowners got more than they bargained for when they moved into a house-near Scottsdale and Cactus roads.
Two cars crashed into their block wall in just a month.
A cinder block wall was built to protect the house, but now the family is concerned another car might come through because what stands currently are wooden boards.
The house sits on 2 acres, so the couple thought it would be safe when they purchased it, but they say they’ve heard cars drag racing, and have seen cars going over 100 mph in the 45 mph zone.
They have a 7-year-old at home and a brand new baby they’re going to be taking home from the hospital shortly. So, of course, they’re concerned for their children’s safety.
Jeff Beasley’s wife Stephanie remains in the NICU 12 hours a day with their newborn son after complications during birth.
“Been here about a month, already had two accidents that have ended up in our fence. Taken out our fence, took down a light pole and a palm tree. Took down a boat. There’s a big speeding problem over here at Scottsdale and Cactus roads,” Jeff says.
They’re planning to bring this up to the Scottsdale City Council to see if they can get speed cameras installed at the intersection or police stationed in the area to catch people speeding.
They’re also hoping the wall is covered by insurance.
“We moved in about a month ago and every night we hear cars zooming up and down,” Jeff said.
Stephanie fears the wall won’t stop drivers from piling through further.
“You can tell that they’re flying at 100 mph past our house, and you don’t know if someone’s going to be not using their blinker to turn or change lanes. You don’t know if they’re going to end up in our wall again or even further into our yard, she said.”
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