Midland homeowner pleas with drivers after cars crash in front of home

MIDLAND -- Charges are pending for a driver after police say their car crashed into a tree in front of a home.

Photos courtesy of Megan Rico.

According to City of Midland spokesperson Sara Bustilloz, officers with the Midland Police Department responded to an accident in the 3300 block of Whittle Way at 8:38 p.m. Sunday night.

When police arrived on scene they found a crash involving two vehicles, with a white Nissan Altima crashed into a tree in front of a home.

Investigation of the crash revealed that the Altima had hit the tree after a crash with another vehicle at the intersection of Whittle Way and Wadley Avenue.

Bustilloz tells CBS 7 that a witness told police that the driver of the Altima was driving northbound and failed to stop at a stop sign before the crash.

The driver of the Altima also appeared to show signs of being intoxicated before being transported to the hospital with serious injuries, according to Bustilloz. No other major injuries were reported.

Charges are currently pending and the investigation is ongoing. The driver of the Altima has not yet been identified.

The owner of the home, Megan Rico, tells CBS 7 that she's seen several accidents at her intersection and even in her yard, but that this is the first time to have two cars at the same time.

After one of the cars came dangerously close to her child's bedroom, she has one plea for drivers.

"Stop speeding in my neighborhood. I have three kids. My son's bedroom was right by the car and my girl's bedroom is right next to him. I am just tired of people speeding," said Rico.

Rico tells CBS 7 that they are now hoping to put barriers in their front yard to prevent any more accidents from reaching closer to home.