“It’s like they’ve forgotten us”: Homeowner calls for speed limit after serious accident in North St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — An 84-year-old woman in north St. Louis is asking the city to install a speed bump in her neighborhood after an accident caused extensive property damage at her home.

Ada Truss has lived in the same Warne Avenue home for 53 years and said she has never faced so much destruction to her home. She said a speed bump would have helped stop the car. It’s a problem the city has been urging her to solve for years.

“You don’t pay attention to that,” Truss said. “The stop signs mean nothing (to them). The red lights mean nothing. I see it every day.”

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that an accident occurred at the corner of Warne Avenue and Conde Street just after 6 p.m. Friday.

Truss said she got home to a car parked on her front lawn and that the barrier on the street designed to prevent speeding was pushed onto the sidewalk.

According to the police, a motorist sped down the street and collided with an oncoming car. It caused extensive damage, including a mangled fence, a broken street sign, and debris strewn everywhere.

Her daughter filmed the episodes showing where the two cars ended up.

“I’m on welfare. I don’t have the money to do any of this,” Truss said. “I have to get it fixed because I can’t leave it like this. It just feels open. That makes me nervous.”

Police said the driver who was speeding was not injured, but the driver of the second car suffered minor injuries. She wants speed bumps installed on her road so that such incidents don’t happen again.

“You’re not going to come down here if you see these speed bumps,” Truss said. “You won’t get through that flying.”

A spokesman for the City of St. Louis released the following statement: “The City of St. Louis is working to make our streets quieter and safer. As of September 2021, the city has installed more than 330 speed bumps citywide. As of 2017, the city has installed 73 in the 21st District alone.”

Truss originally asked Alderman Muhammed for help, saying he promised but never did.

“They do it for roads other than this hill,” Truss said. “It’s like they forgot about us.”

He recently resigned, but Truss continues to fight for more security features.

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Nate Jones

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