Typically a car should park in a garage rather than running through it. In Kalamazoo a car blew through a stop sign at the T intersection and crashed through an attached garage to a house. Thomas Muddler, 16, was inside the house when the car went bowling through the house. Ironically enough, this is not the first incident of a vehicle running through the Muddler household.
Seven years prior a drunk driver, driving a 4×4 pickup truck, ran through the same stop sign and demolished their garage. In both cases, surprisingly neither drivers nor pedestrians were seriously injured.
The neighbor was a bit dazzled who heard the crash while he was brushing his teeth. Walking out to investigate the commotion, he had a series of flashbacks of the terrible drunk driving accident.
Alcohol was not suspected to be involved this time around. With a multiple crash record at this exact parking sign, it seems that a new reflective stop sign or blinking red light could help prevent accidents. It is safe to say that they are in need of some serious road traffic signs and a trip to Home Depot while they’re at it.