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Car crashes into east El Paso home for 2nd time in a year

EL PASO, Texas -- An east El Paso home, located at the corner of the intersection of Saul Kleinfeld and Bell Tower drives, was struck by a car this week, bringing down a big chunk of backyard wall.

According to homeowner Saul Chavez, this was the second time in a year that this has happened. In December of last year, another car crashed into his home - traveling into his kitchen and nearly hitting him and his granddaughter.

Last year, Chavez said he had to cover the home repair expenses out of his pocket because the driver didn't have insurance. This second crash felt like déjà vu to him: Not only did this driver lack insurance, she also didn't have a driver's license.

Chavez has started a petition among his neighbors, collecting over 50 signatures asking the city to improve the safety of the intersection.

City officials said a study was conducted in May, but the intersection didn't meet the requirements to qualify for a four-way stop. This week, Chavez reached out to his district representative on City Council, Isabel Salcido, asking for a second study to be done to consider alternate options such as sidewalk barriers.

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