Guardrail Could be Put Up After Car Crashes into Home

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CLEVELAND-- Willowdale Avenue in Cleveland is a quiet street, but according to neighbors, it can be dangerous.

"I've lived here five years now. And in those years, I've seen around five accidents in this corner alone," said Angel Samano, who lives on Willowdale.

Samano was asleep Friday morning when a car crashed into his neighbor's home at the intersection of Willowdale Avenue and Park Road.

"I didn't see it. But I heard it. It woke me up at 3 o'clock in the morning," said Samano.

"My daughter heard a big bang. She came and woke me up. And we looked out and we saw four guys running that way," said Viola Cannon, who lives next door.

Cannon says the car was a rental and that the driver and the passengers took off.

The man who rents the home was not hurt.

He did not want to go on camera, but says he recently requested that a guardrail be put in front of his house; however, the city denied his request.

"This could have been prevented by a guardrail. We just destroyed a person's porch here," added Samano.

FOX 8 did speak with Councilman Joe Cimperman, who is councilman of the ward.

He says he is all on board for a new guardrail and is looking into working with the city to re-evaluate one being built in front of the house.

"There's nothing to stop people! And obviously you can see how fast they were going;  the impact they made," added Dusty Figas, a neighbor.

At this time, police are still looking for the driver and the occupants of the car.