Car crashes into boat, shed in Osceola County yard

Homeowner seeking help from county to prevent more crashes

By Erik Sandoval - Reporter

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A family is asking Osceola County officials for help in preventing more accidents after a driver plowed into their front yard, causing $80,000 worth of damage.

"It looks like a tornado hit," said Kelly Kersey, whose home sits at the end of Kissimmee Park Drive, where the speed limit is 55 mph, and there is no stop sign before drivers make a turn.

On Nov. 20, a report from the Florida Highway Patrol shows a woman was driving carelessly on Kissimmee Park Drive, veered off the roadway and crashed into a boat and a shed in front of Kersey's home.

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She said the crash also damaged their well, forcing her family to rely on her neighbor's garden hose for water.

The driver was cited by FHP for driving carelessly.

"Fifty five -- that’s (a) fast drive down this road," she said. "I do 50 mph, and that’s way fast enough, I think."

According to preliminary numbers from the state of Florida, three similar crashes have happened in front of Kersey's home over the past five years.

She said she wants something to be done to prevent another crash like this one, or something worse.

"There’s no stop sign, and actually, I think, we need to have a guard rail," she said. "I’ve already checked in with the county, and they're supposed to be looking into that."

News 6 contacted Osceola County officials, and they put Kersey in touch with the Department of Public Works.

She's hoping they can brainstorm some ideas to prevent future crashes.‚Äč

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