MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It was a rude awakening for a Miramar couple early Friday morning after a car smashed into their home.
It was around 2 a.m. when police say the car was speeding around a curve, crashed through a guardrail, and into the home in the 66-hundred block of Miramar Parkway.READ MORE: Two Injured In Shooting At Fort Lauderdale Business
Carolina Ceballos, who is 72, and her 92-year-old husband Francisco were sleeping in the room where the car hit.
“The car impact and they were sleeping, and this is something they cannot tolerate anymore. They’re traumatized and scared to go out,” said Carolina through an interpreter.
Francisco was hit by glass from their shattered bedroom window but fortunately, the couple is okay, just shaken up.
Speeding and accidents are a big problem on this street which was evident during this investigation.
Another car coming around the curve hit a police squad car. No one was injured.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Partly To Mostly Cloudy, Passing Afternoon Storms
A week ago, a neighbor said another car crashed through the guardrail, into his yard, slamming his Jeep up against the house.
“We are asking the city, we are asking the community to put something to minimize the impact, we’re talking about people’s lives,” said neighbor Roberto Cepeda.
Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam arrived at the scene and explained he plans to work with the city and county to figure out a solution.
“We’re to the point where we’re going to have to, as a city, just step in and do what we need to do to protect our residents,” said Messam. “Whether it’s a structured retaining wall, if we have to reconfigure Miramar Parkway to make it less of a curve. At the end of the day, drivers have to be responsible to honor and recognize the speed limits and the cautions.
Speed is a problem here. Police say in this latest case the driver was likely going too fast. Approaching the curves, the county has put up flashing lights and signs warning of the 25 miles per hour speed limit. They also installed guardrails. Now they’re looking at some other short and long-term fixes. “Additional signage, potentially additional areas of guard rail or improved guard rail or different kinds of barricades,” explained Andrew Sebo, Broward County Interim Director of Traffic Engineering.MORE NEWS: Puppies Saved After Fire Erupts In Florida City Home
Sebo said the city and county will meet next week to work on permanent solutions.