Two cars hit woman’s fence in one day; residents blame curve in road

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by Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on February 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 3 at 7:40 PM

HOUSTON -- It is a dangerous stretch of road in northwest Houston with a 90-degree curve.

“We’ve had multiple car wrecks in this curve,” said Kevin Bell, president of the Candlelight Forest subdivision.

The accidents occur on a monthly basis. Residents here call it dead man’s curve.

Belinda Limon’s home in the candlelight forest subdivision sits right in the middle of all. She said the curve has proven detrimental to her fence as well, which was struck by cars twice in one day.

‘Once in the morning and one in the afternoon,” she said. “The one in the morning, the car was flipped over. My husband and another person had to get a sledge hammer to get the gentleman out.

Bell says the subdivision has been petitioning the city for safety improvements for years but to no avail. He says the city could install flashing lights.

“They could also turn this into an intersection and cause people to stop at a stop light,” he said.

Houston Public Works says there’s only so much it can do. It’s posted warnings and speed limits, but says it can’t control bad driving.

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