Man: Big rig trucks are too close for comfort


by staff

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 21 at 12:00 AM

HOUSTON -- A man says he's worried that "big trucks" could crash into his northwest Houston home at any moment while trying to pull into the grocery store across the street.

"I see them and I say, ‘Oh my God, are they going to go farther in,’” said Daniel Rodriguez.

He has started to record the semi-trucks that pull into his driveway, and reverse into the back loading dock of the Sellers Brothers grocery store across the street.

"We hear the sound, it's so loud,” Rodriguez said. “It's almost like a freight train.”

The sound echoes through his home beginning as early as 6 a.m., according to the concerned homeowner.

His 91-year-old mother said she wakes up even earlier than that because she knows it's coming.

"She doesn't sleep at night,” Rodriguez said. “I don't sleep at night either cause she wakes me up, hearing the trucks coming in the morning or at night.”

A neighbor said the trucks make her nervous too because her two young grandsons play out front. She said she put up a fence to prevent the trucks from pulling onto her property.

Rodriguez is trying to come up with a solution of his own.

He said he recently watched several trucks pull just about six feet away from his front door step.

"Next thing you know maybe the house might collapse down,” Rodriguez said.

He said he's voiced his concerns to the City of Houston, but that was unsuccessful.

Now he's writing down the license plates of the trucks that he believes are coming too close for comfort.

Rodriguez said he has been calling each individual company to report the drivers.

KHOU 11 News left a message with Sellers Brothers’ corporate office, and we're waiting to hear back from someone.