Second Time Out-Of-Control Livery Cab Crashes Into Bronx Home
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Bronx homeowner had a bad case of Déjà vu when a car came barreling into his garage Monday morning.
CBs 2’s Jessica Schneider reports an out-of-control livery cab careened into the one-car garage of the home at the corner of Taylor Avenue and the Cross Bronx Expressway service road.
Homeowner Steve Campbell said he caught the incident on surveillance tape.
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“This guy was speeding, I could see that on the tape, he was going at least 50 miles per hour,” Campbell said.
Witnesses said the livery cab went through an intersection about a block away and narrowly avoided an oncoming car.
The cab then lost control, veering to the right before hitting a parked car and then plowing through a fence into Campbell’s garage.
Irene and Glen Rivera had parked their now-damaged Dodge Caravan on the corner Sunday night despite being warned the spot is accident-prone.
Campbell said this is the second time a car has slammed into his home.
The first time, the car went straight through the home into an adjoining apartment.
“We were sleeping, 3 o’clock in the morning, when we got hit and the house shook. The burglar alarm went off and everything,” Campbell said.
Though no one inside the home was injured in Monday’s accident, the crash has him thinking twice about whether to stay in the home.
“This is the second time it’s happened, so maybe I should move to the middle of the block,” Campbell said.
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