Caught On Tape: Oxnard Couple Upset After Second Big Rig Crashes Through Their Front Yard
OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — A couple who live near Oxnard are taking a stand against big rig trucks.
Keith and Debbie Crownover say hit-and-run trucks have crashed into their front yard not just once, but twice.
They have the video evidence to prove it.
In January, a big rig rolled over their front patio and crushed the large wood chairs where they sometimes relax.
They just refinished landscaping and fixing the property from the January incident on Sunday when another truck, this past Monday, did the same thing.
Both hit-and-runs were captured on the family’s personal home security surveillance tapes.
The trucks clearly are unable to negotiate the very narrow street.
The Crownovers told KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple that they had enough trouble processing the first accident.
“It came right through, just center punched the deck, took out the chairs,” said Keith.
“He just heard a loud crashing noise and thought for sure the guy would stop and say something,” said Debbie, “But he didn’t.”
In the January crash, the driver continued on but was stopped by a sheriff.
Keith is having trouble believing that such an accident could take place just a few months later.
“It was like somebody telling me, ‘Keith, you don’t understand what’s going on here. So let’s drive another truck through your yard so you tell somebody what’s going on.'”
The Crownovers and their neighbors live next to the Naval base at Port Hueneme. They believe the truckers think their street provides access to the base — but it clearly does not.
“We need to take care of this so someone doesn’t get hurt or killed,” said Mike Zimmerman, a neighbor.
The Crownovers and some of their neighbors think the solution is simple. They are advocating for large signs down their block that will warn drivers coming down Victoria Avenue that there is no place for them to turn on the narrow street.
Kaple reported both truck drivers were taken into custody.