Dep. Chief Arras said neighbors complained that people drive too fast through the neighborhood all the time and even told him that there was another time that a vehicle landed on the roof of a home in that neighborhood, but the teenage driver was able to walk away.
Locals hope that that the city adds speed bumps to slow the flow of traffic or see the intersection of close-by Lillian and Mimika become a one-way street, to prevent further crashes, reported KSDK.
“The homeowner returned home from the gym to discover the incident”, a statement by the department read.
“I was shaking”, explained Bruce Redding, who has lived in the home for 25 years.
The unidentified driver of the SUV was rescued once firefighters deemed the roof tenable enough to attempt an extrication. Redding and his neighbors said it’s not uncommon for drivers to ignore the stop signs. “It was determined that it was viable”. It’s unclear how the vehicle got on the roof.
He was taken away from the scene by first responders and transported to the hospital.
Redding, meanwhile, was left with a home that may never be habitable again.
Redding recently retired after 22 years at Norwood Hills Country Club, where he was restaurant and bar manager. He was able to maneuver himself around in the living room where he used to sit and watch his big screen TV, now destroyed.
Jones called Redding to ensure he was OK, then told him to hurry home.
“The good thing is, I’m alive”, he said.