Dangerous Intersection: Cars continuously 'fly' through homeowner's front yard

Posted at 6:17 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 18:17:20-04

Sonja Brandon's front yard has turned into a danger zone. Car debris litters her property. Over the past several months, she said she's come across airbags, tail lights, bumpers mirrors, and the list goes on.

All of it, she said, had been left over from countless accidents at a T intersection in Romulus, at Tyler and Hannan roads.

Brandon’s home sits right where Tyler road ends. Motorists she said, often didn't realize the road ended, and would drive right into a ditch and her front yard.

Michigan State Police have logged 28 accidents at the intersection in the last six years. Some of the accidents involved alcohol. But Brandon could count at least five, she said, that were simply caused by the lack of proper signage at the intersection.

There is a stop sign, but at night, there’s no illuminating street lights, leaving motorists, she said, running right through it at 45 miles an hour.

So who's responsible?

Wayne county is responsible for signage on the two roads, but the city of Romulus and Van Buren Twp, which meet at the intersection, are responsible for installing street lights for illumination.  

The county told 7 Action News they had heard from the homeowner and were taking action, with plans to add a yellow flashing light to the intersection, and enlarge the stop sign.

Meanwhile, the city of Romulus said they’d consider adding street lights to improve visibility.