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Driver crashes into Birmingham home

Source: Christy Hutchings/ WBRC Source: Christy Hutchings/ WBRC
Source: Christy Hutchings/ WBRC Source: Christy Hutchings/ WBRC

A driver lost control of a car and slammed into the side of a home.

It happened on 16th Place SW and Grant Avenue in West Birmingham.

Police haven't released what caused the crash, but eyewitnesses believe speed was a factor.

"I heard it before I saw it," said Marcus Yarbrough, who lives across the street.

Yarbrough was on his front porch grilling when he heard the car coming.

"I hear a car screeching around the corner, then I see another car coming like a van and I was like oh man it's about to be a head on collision," Yarbrough said.

Walter Davidson was watching it from another angle with a neighbor.

"I said they're running mighty fast and they were going in the curb and I heard tires squealing. Normally you'll hear a little screech but when they made that thick squeal like they did. I just knew they weren't going to make it," Davidson said.

The driver ended up slamming into this home. Everyone was OK, but neighbors say this curve is a problem.

"We've seen multiple accidents. I've seen a motorcycle crash into their house, their fence or whatever," Yarbrough said.

Davidson says a driver has crashed in his yard before.

"Me and one of my neighbors were talking and one of the cars, they just come right up through here," Davidson said.

The curve is clearly marked, the speed zone sign is up, and Davidson and Yarbrough don't know what else can be done to get people to slow down.

"I don't know what it is about coming down the hill and around the corner," Yarbrough said.

Davidson said people drive so fast he doesn't believe speed bumps would even help.

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