SAN ANTONIO -- From the loading dock of the Marriott Hotel of Cherry Ridge Drive, Olly Otten can hear the sounds of cars skidding off the road or colliding when it rains. Today as he prepared a email to News 4 WOAI, it happened again.
He and others blame a sharp curve in the road and wonders if people drive a bit too fast when trying to maneuver through the area. As we stood by, several drivers lost control and found themselves sliding off the street or spinning around into oncoming traffic.
"There was a head on collision right here," he said pointing out toward Cherry Ridge.
Otten has been a food and beverage manager at the Marriott for ten years. He told us the problems with the road have existed the entire time.
"It’s a shame we cannot get anything done," he lamented.
Theresa Britts owns a business across the street and agrees the road is curvy and a problem in rainy weather. She recalls a wreck recently that left someone with serious injuries.
"There were ambulances and a man was unconscious," she said.
Britt moved anxiously as we spoke often looking back at the the street.
"It makes me nervous. I have seen cars come up on the sidewalk into the road,” Britt insisted.
She blames flaws in the road design and thinks speed bumps might help.
Otten believes caution signs or texture embedded the road might slow drives down and prevent more accidents—he worries might be fatal. He hopes city leaders can do something to help.