A House In North Carolina Has Been Hit By Cars Six Times Since 2007

September 12, 2016

Since 2007, drivers have crashed into a house in Raleigh, N.C., six different times. This isn’t a string of bad luck, per se.

Fast Co Exist reports that the house suffers from poor street design. It sits next to a sharp curve in the road. The current homeowners have been unable to sell the house.

In a way, it's the ultimate example of bad suburban street design, not only dangerous for anyone trying to walk or bike nearby, but dangerous even if people are inside their home. Simple changes the city has attempted, such as new lights and arrows, can't fix the fundamental flaw of the layout. ... The string of crashes also serves as an apt metaphor for modern car culture; it consumes our lives, and even sometimes our homes.

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