Homeowners: Death likely if speeding doesn't stop

Published: Jun. 22, 2016 at 2:52 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2016 at 3:31 PM EDT
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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - For homeowners along East Boundary Road off Percival Road near Interstate 77, their neighborhood street has started to seem more like a high-speed bypass.

"It's real dangerous there," said John Bradley, who's lived along the road for 50 years. "Rather than having to go down to Decker here, they can just turn here and go through here and go to Two Notch Road much easier."

The speed limit in front of his house is 30 miles per hour.

"I'd say some of them travel at least 70 miles an hour," Bradley said.

Bradley said East Boundary is dangerous and his house has been in the line of fire.

"Twice my house has been hit. One time, there was quite a bit of damage and then again last November," he said. "One day, I got up and there was a boat sitting in my front yard because it had hit the bump up here and the boat had come loose and bounced off and went into the yard."

Bradley's hoping for speed bumps to put a stop to the speeding.

"That would be great! Speed bumps! That'll slow them right down," added his neighbor, Connie Thompson.

Thompson's mother lives beside her.

"Every now and then, she leaves the house, and she'll walk along the road here. Now, I try to be with her, but there have been a couple times where she's gone off on her own, and it's frightening because the traffic is just coming down too fast," she said. "It's dangerous for us over here. It's very scary."

Both neighbors said something needs to be done before someone is seriously hurt or even killed.

We asked the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Highway Patrol if they've received complaints about this road. The Highway Patrol responded and said they had no documented complaints, but would continue conducting traffic enforcement in the area.

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