Yonkers homeowner captures wild crash in driveway; asks officials to make road safer

A Yonkers homeowner says a wild crash was caught on camera in her own driveway.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2020, 1:20 AM

Updated 1,499 days ago

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A Yonkers homeowner says a wild crash was caught on camera in her own driveway.
Jennifer Rodriguez, her husband and two young children were watching a movie at home on Friday evening when she says she felt as though the whole house was coming down on them.
The surveillance camera at her Palmer Road home captured the crash that nearly demolished the family's car, and came dangerously close to the house.
The driver is seen on the upper right in the video, walking away.
Rodriguez says she fears the next crash on her busy street could kill someone, and she’s praying for a solution that could help.
"After Friday, I told my husband I don't wanna live here anymore,” she says.
She says there were at least three close-call accidents in the last 10 years involving her property.
“I've asked for speed bumps, stop signs or maybe a traffic light or barriers...anything would help,” she says.
Rodriguez says she's contacted the mayor's office and other government agencies Palmer Road is controlled by Westchester County because it’s a highway exit is on a state road.
Yonkers City Councilman Anthony Merante says getting help quickly might be tough.
"The only thing that can be done right now is police presence and tickets. That is the only thing that can be done immediately,” he says.
Police say that the crash appeared to be an accident on Friday, and no arrests have been made.
 
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