A construction project on the south side leaves one neighborhood dealing with dangerous drivers. Speed bumps were removed on stonewall street nearly two years ago and now families are asking the city to put them back before someone gets hurt.
"This is the first really bad accident that's occurred. Now, something worse could happen. Somebody can actually get killed,” Dolores Zuniga told us.
Dolores Zuniga’s car was nearly destroyed by an alleged drunk driver who was going too fast and lost control on Stonewall Street. Luckily, her car was parked and no one was seriously injured. Over the last few years Zuniga and other neighbors have seen speeding on stonewall get out of hand.
“I've seen accidents, a lot of them,” another neighbor, Christine, told us. ”People coming down doing like 90 miles an hour and want to stop on a dime.”
In 2004 Dolores petitioned the city and got speed bumps installed along Stonewall Street. But she says a few years ago SAWS construction crews removed them during a drainage project.
"They took them off and they haven't put them back,” Zuniga explained. “I have called the 311 number several times. They've given me case numbers. They called me back and we know who took them off, it's just a matter of time. But nothing ever happens, we get no results."
The signs are still up warning drivers to slow down, but the speed bumps are nowhere in site. We reached out to San Antonio's Public Works Department
to see what can be done to help Dolores and her other neighbors.
Turns out, city crews recently visited the neighborhood and marked up parts of the street. They plan to get the bumps reinstalled by the end of August. Dolores and Christine agree, with school right around the corner, the planned construction couldn't have come at a better time.
If you have a problem with speeders in your neighborhood, the city wants to know about it. Click here
to find out more about getting speed bumps installed on your street.