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Del Cerro neighbors concerned about speeding, dangerous intersection

Posted at 6:19 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 09:19:19-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Neighbors in Del Cerro say an intersection near their homes is a hot spot for accidents and speeding, with the latest incident occurring Monday night.

The streets and intersection in question are Madra Avenue and Del Cerro Boulevard. Denisse Newell took cell phone video during the aftermath of Monday’s accident. Newell says she’s reached out to City of San Diego officials to ask that something be done to make drivers slow down.

Another neighbor, Emily Broadwater, says she was involved in an accident at the intersection in 2018 after a man didn’t stop at the stop sign. Her minivan was totaled.

Newell says her dog was also hit by a speeding car and survived the accident. Her husband has stopped walking their children to school after multiple close calls. Neighbors worry that the next time it’ll be a person.

The women say they’d like the city to implement like speed bumps, a stoplight or roundabouts to get drivers to slow down.

ABC 10News reached out to San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman’s office, who represents the district. A spokesperson said they have heard from residents and are working with city staff to fix the problem.