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Car crashes alarm North Avondale residents

Posted at 12:17 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 00:17:34-04

CINCINNATI — People in North Avondale say they saw a car flip on a neighborhood street for the second time in just a few weeks.

A car flipped on Reading Road a month ago and another flipped on Dana Avenue last weekend.

"I'd say weekly now," said Grayson Walker. That's how often says he sees an accident on Dana.

Last weekend's was just feet from his house. He said the driver hit someone's open car door and flipped.

"Paramedics came. Cops came,” Walker said. “A bunch of people around the whole neighborhood came up and kind of swarmed a group around him."

"It's getting a little too common here in our neighborhood," said Ryan Messer, who lives one street over.

Messer is working with city departments to get something done about it. It's not only the flipped cars -- parked cars also get smashed along the side of the road.

Messer doesn't want his kids or any others getting hit. He hopes to get cameras installed in the area to encourage people to slow down.

"Unfortunately, penalties might be the only thing that changes some people's behaviors and that then ultimately might save lives," Messer said.

The incidents are under investigation by Cincinnati police. They will look at the number of accidents in this area and the number of calls they get and work toward a solution.