One North Toledo family is trying to clean up after a car went through their home. The 13abc I-team is trying to get to the bottom of why the mess is still on the family's county property.
"This is unacceptable for the safety of my grandchildren," said Angela Payne whose family lives inside a home in the 300 block of Pontiac in North Toledo.
With a crack in the wall, exposed wiring and torn insulation there are a lot of unsafe parts of this home. That's because a driver plowed through this home early Monday morning. Payne describes it as thunder and lighting with screeching tires all mixed in.
"It's been really bad, emotionally, stressfully. I just can't deal with this," said Payne.
Getting the home fixed is causing the biggest stress now. This is a home owned by the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority. Payne rents it. She was told Monday morning that her home would be a priority. Boards that were attached Monday morning are the only fixes so far. But it's clearly not cutting it because inside you can see the outside.
"Terrible, it's horrible because it's not safe, it's not safe for my children," said Payne.
Speaking of kids, her grandchildren live with her here and just about three weeks ago she moved one of them out of the damaged room into another. It's scary to think what would have happened if he slept there when all this went down and the wall almost caved in, leaving this family with another night with no feeling of safety.
"No, no absolutely not. I cannot sleep," said Payne.
After a call from the I-Team to LMHA, a Safety Supervisor and two contractors came out to her home. Work to fix the place is supposed to start Tuesday.