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Drivers speed through Lum Ave. causing a resident to seek city help

Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 11:21:32-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A woman is in tears after she says the City of Corpus Christi has failed to address a safety issue on her street. This comes after several car incidents have taken place near Airline Rd. and Gollihar Rd.
Rosa Pangilinan has lived at her home for more than 30 years. She said her house on Lum Avenue has been involved in four car crashes.
"And that is four times too many," she said.
She is worried drivers will continue to speed through if the city doesn't get involved.
"When they come from Airline and come this way, I mean full speed!"
She said she has reached out to city officials a few times. Her neighbor recently paid $100 to the city for a "eed bump ompiled list of incidents that have taken place on Lum Avenue the past three years.
Pangilinan said she is scared to sleep in her own bedroom after the crash in 2013 that caught her house on fire.
"And every time I think about that," she cried. "I start shaking."
She said she cringes every time she hears a car zoom by.
"I say 'oh God, not again.'"
In addition to insurance claims, she said the emotional toll has been taxing on her life.
"I don't have a normal life anymore," Pangilinan said. "I've asked the city so many times to please help me."
City officials looked over the area today at city hall. They said they plan to spend the next month studying what safety measures will stop drivers from speeding.
"We need to go research and figure out what are the issues," Albert Quintanilla, director of street operations for Corpus Christi said. "And then, what is the driving factor for those issues and what type of improvements do we need to make to improve safety."
Pangilinan said she hopes they add rumble strips and a street block as they did for other areas in her neighborhood.
Quintanilla said the city routinely keeps up with changing traffic patterns by making adjustments to street lights, stop signs, speed bumps and signage.
He said right now the city's budget is also capable of making these changes.

CORRECTION: The $100 was paid to the City of Corpus Christi for a "Speed Bump Study" and the compiled accident report was given to the neighbor free of charge by CCPD.