Driver crashes SUV into Richmond home

Driver crashes SUV into Richmond home

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Richmond home was damaged after a driver crashed an SUV into it early Sunday morning.

The crash happened at the corner of Bainbridge Street and W 29th Street; neighbors say it happened around 2:30 a.m.

The crash left cinderblocks and pieces of debris all the way to the front of the vacant property, while orange signs deeming it unsafe hang on windows.

The SUV was still on the property Sunday afternoon.
The SUV was still on the property Sunday afternoon. (Source: NBC12)

People who live in the area say the home has been hit before, and the owners were almost complete with repairs from the last incident.

“Most recent one was about 5 months ago. A drunk driver went airborne and hit the house in the same spot,” said Scott Pega. He lives just a few doors down from where Sunday’s crash happened.

Another man on scene at the time said that an inspector deemed that the car needed to stay in place because it had damaged the foundation.

And this isn't the first car into home collision on this street.

Pega says about two weeks ago, another driver coming from the opposite direction had slammed into the fence of a different home.

Other neighbors add that drivers tend to speed down Bainbridge street.

“They need to do something about that curve. That’s such a tight curve, there’s no sign that says ‘curve ahead’”, Pega added.

A neighborhood representative did post on Facebook that she is meeting with with the Department of Public Works on Monday to discuss this latest incident.

No word yet from Richmond Police on the condition of the driver, or the circumstances behind the crash.

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