Car blows stop sign, crashes into home - KCTV5

Car blows stop sign, crashes into home

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A Kansas City man is looking for a new place to stay after a car blew through a stop sign, hitting another car, crashing it into his home.

Lawrence Bradley not only lives in the building at 12th Street and Indiana Avenue, he also stores all of the equipment he uses to make a living inside.

A car crashed into it about 12:30 a.m. Friday.

A black, four-door sedan heading north on Indiana ran a stop sign and plowed into another car that was in the intersection. That car smashed into Bradley's building, which left a large hole about 4-feet wide and 7-feet tall.

"This has taken me out of my home. I don't have any insurance on the building. We have been trying, me and my wife, to fix it up to get our insurance re-established. Right now I'm trying to find myself a place to stay until this is taken care of," he said.

Bradley and his wife had run B& L Janitorial out of the building, but closed that business in 2003. Since then, he has worked as a handyman using the building to store his equipment.

"I have all my equipment and everything that I work with in here. The thing about it is it will throw me behind because I am working on a critical job now that I need to finish up and I'm not going to be able to leave here until I secure the building," Bradley said. "I have the work coming in to help myself and keep my mind settled. This is something that is unbearable."

Bradley said this isn't the first time someone crashed at the intersection. He said the city removed a stop light and put a stop sign in its place. Since then, he said the intersection has become increasingly dangerous.

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