by Sara 

Car crashes through Dravus barrier


Late Christmas eve, residents below the hairpin turn on Dravus nearly received an unwelcome present when a car crashed through a metal barrier and bounded through the blackberry bramble before coming to a stop on the street below, just feet from homes.

Neighbors reported that late on Dec. 24, a car coming up the crest of West Dravus Street failed to navigate the hairpin turn at 30th Avenue West and crashed through the barrier knocking down a directional sign and wooden posts as it plowed through the bramble below stopping just short of homes on the street below.

A hubcap, broken plastic pieces and other fragments from the car were scattered on 30th Avenue West. One neighbor swept up the pieces in a pile. He was away on Dec. 24, but returned to see the mess. Another neighbor who lives directly below the crash site was thankful the car didn’t continue into his home, and was glad no one, including the driver, was hurt.

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  1. Looks like a stronger guardrail is needed if anybody expects it to function as, you know, a guardrail.

  2. This happened the night of the 25th not the 24th.
    You can’t see from the picture but there are no skid marks on the road approaching the scene. The “driver” hit the barrier straight on and apparently never hit the brakes.
    Lucky for everyone this is all the person managed to hit.

    1. No skid marks because it was cold and wet out that evening.? I was actually awake and heard both the skid and the subsequent crash from my home a few blocks away…No doubt?they were?hauling ass as they skid?lasted for a few seconds?before the crash.? ?I regularly hear the spinning tires on wet days as people round that corner going up the hill.?

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