Man feels helpless after numerous crashes outside his SW Albuquerque home | KOB 4

Man feels helpless after numerous crashes outside his SW Albuquerque home

Megan Abundis
November 17, 2018 01:29 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A homeowner in southwest Albuquerque has been forced to clean up after numerous car crashes on his property.


Henry Chavez lives off 86th Street, between Sapphire and Sage. He said very few people pay attention to the 15 MPH speed limit.

“My son has repaired the wall, mailboxes have been replaced, the curb,” he said. “I reported it to the city numerous times, nothing has been done. No speed bumps, rumble strips, bigger signs, flashing lights.”

KOB went out to the area. In 20 minutes, no car was witnessed going the speed limit.

“We're terrified to be in the front of the house,” Chavez said. “I have emails showing that I've made numerous reports to the city and just nothing. They say, ‘Thank you, we are working on it.’"

KOB 4 reached out to the city. A representative said it’s a speed enforcement problem because the intersection was correctly built and has the required signage.


Megan Abundis

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