LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Rose Mary Romero has lived at her residence in the northeast valley for more than 30 years. However, she said in the last seven years she has noted cars speeding by her property, some even crashing into her home.
“This is the eighth time,” Romero said. “Most of the cars that come don’t have insurance and they take off.”
Romero spoke exclusively with 8 News Now, saying that the hit-and-run incidents have caused her homeowner’s insurance to skyrocket.
“It’s ridiculous,” she said.
Fearful that someone will be badly hurt or killed, Romero and her other neighbors created a petition. That petition was given to Tick Segerblom, Clark County commissioner for Romero’s district.
She never heard back.
“I think we need bumps and maybe put a crosswalk for the kids — when the kids are crossing to go to the park,” Romero said.
Romero’s neighbor, Lester Coon, is confined to a wheelchair and said he cannot even sit out on his front porch without the worry that he may get run over.
“Something needs to be done before someone gets killed out here and I feel like I am trapped in my own home,” Coon said.
In addition to speed bumps, residents in the area said the block of Marion Drive is in desperate need of better lighting, and another crosswalk with blinking lights. Romero is afraid the improvements may come too late.
“They almost hit a kid the other day, and they’re not going to be happy until they kill one of these kids,” she said.