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SUV flips in Henderson neighborhood, lands in homeowner's front yard

Posted at 7:22 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 00:26:30-05

HENDERSON (KTNV) — A scary moment for a homeowner in Henderson after a woman loses control of her SUV and ends up in a home's front yard.

The crash happened in an Inspirada neighborhood before 8 a.m. Monday.

The Dodge SUV was on Via Da Vinci before going through several front yards, knocking out a tree, hitting an energy transformer, flipping over, and coming to rest in a front yard.

Several of the homes in the neighborhood lost power but NV Energy was quick to install a new power box.

"All of a sudden there was this huge boom and the power went out," said Tim Theisen.

The resident said he ran outside when he heard the crash next door.

"I don't know what she was doing. It's impossible to make it this far. There's no skid marks no nothing," said Theisen.

Henderson police are investigating whether the driver was cut off by another vehicle and swerved to avoid hitting it.

Inspirada residents told 13 Action News that many drivers speed on Via Da Vinci and ignore the posted 25 miles per hour sign.

"People are coming down here sometimes 50-60 miles per hour and we have kids in about every other house who are outside constantly playing," said Mathis.

The car ended up in his parent’s front yard and he said speeders too often drive in front of his home.

"I’ve almost lost my door and my arm to people that are speeding through here and don't pay attention. It doesn't make me feel safe up here anymore,” said Mathis.

They are concerned for the community's safety and hope the city provides a solution.

"There should be traffic bumps put in here. There should be more traffic control," said Theisen.

The City of Henderson plans to install a speed radar sign on Via Da Vinci Street in the hopes it slows drivers down.