Newburg’s neighbor begs city leaders to do something after a car smashed through his home

Many neighbors who live on Jeanine Drive in the Newburg area are begging city leaders to do more after a series of car accidents on their street. A car crash once a week is what they said, it’s like living on Jeanine Drive. It’s in Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin’s district, and even she said she’s asked the city to do something about it. “We have to solve this problem,” said Lemuel Adams, who lives on Jeanine Drive. Adams drove to his home on the corner of Jeanine Drive Sunday morning to find a battered car on his driveway and debris from a car accident all over his front yard. “It’s annoying,” Adams said. “Annoying and frustrating.” The only reason he and his wife weren’t home was because they were staying at a motel. The reason for this is that her house is uninhabitable at the moment because a car drove into it on Tuesday night. “I need to create more security here,” Adams said. “I can’t let my grandkids play in an area where they can get injured.” Two accidents at the same intersection in less than a week, but it’s no coincidence for the neighborhood. In fact, right across from the Adams, the neighbor has put boulders in her yard because many cars have ended up in her grass due to accidents. Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin said it’s now at a breaking point that was hit here on this corner,” Shanklin said. “I’ve asked the city, ‘Can you put up some flashing lights or something to deter?’ and so far I haven’t had any Success. So I said, ‘Okay, let’s call the news media.'” Shanklin has already worked with the city planning department to add speed bumps on Glen Valley Road, but she said the real problem was the Jeanine Drive be drag Racing.”What does it take to wake the town up?” said Shanklin. “I’m trying my best to get flashing lights up here. If you can put flashing lights on Hurstbourne Lane, you can put them on Waterson Trail, then you can.” Put them up over here where people get hit.” According to Shanklin, there have been more than 10 accidents at this intersection alone. WLKY has contacted the LMPD to request official accidents ldata but we have been told that this is only available during normal business hours. On Monday, Shanklin said she plans to go to the city building department to retry her case.

Many neighbors who live on Jeanine Drive in the Newburg area are begging city leaders to do more after a series of car accidents on their street.

A car crash once a week, they said, it’s like living on Jeanine Drive. It’s in Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin’s district, and even she said she’s asked the city to do something about it.

“We have to solve this problem,” said Lemuel Adams, who lives on Jeanine Drive.

Adams drove to his home on the corner of Jeanine Drive on Sunday morning and found a battered car on his driveway and debris from a car accident strewn all over his front yard.

“It’s annoying,” Adams said. “Annoying and frustrating.”

The only reason he and his wife weren’t home was because they were staying at a motel.

The reason for this is that her house is currently uninhabitable because a car crashed there on Tuesday night.

“I have to make things safer here,” Adams said. “I can’t let my grandkids play in an area where they can get injured.”

Two accidents at the same intersection in less than a week, but that’s no coincidence for the neighborhood.

In fact, the neighbor right across from the Adams has put boulders in her yard because many cars have ended up in her grass due to accidents.

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin said it was now at a critical juncture.

“This year, 20 to 30 people have been hit right here on this corner,” Shanklin said. “I’ve asked the city, ‘Can you put up some flashing lights or something to act as a deterrent?’ and so far I’ve been unsuccessful. So I said, ‘Okay, let’s call the news media.'”

Shanklin has already worked with the city planning authority to add speed limits on Glen Valley Road, but she said the real problem is Jeanine Drive.

Despite a 25 mph speed limit, she said, cars are flying through the area, also noting that some may be drag racing.

“What does it take to wake up the city?” said Shanklin. “I’m trying my best to get flashing lights up here. If you can put flashing lights on Hurstbourne Lane, you can put them on the Waterson Trail, then you can put them over here where people get hit.”

According to Shanklin, there have been more than 10 accidents at this intersection alone.

WLKY has reached out to LMPD for official crash data, but we’re told it’s only available during normal business hours.

On Monday, Shanklin said she plans to go to the city building department to retry her case.

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