AUSTIN (KXAN) - A man was killed Saturday morning after a car plowed into a home where he was celebrating a friend's birthday.
Neighbors say now, more than ever, something needs to be done to make the intersection safer.
"It's not if it was going to happen, it was more less when it was going to happen," said a neighbor who saw the accident that took one man's life and left two others seriously hurt.
Other neighbors said with so many cars running the stop sign across the street, they're not surprised someone ran into the home.
"They just keep rolling through it, and other cars...have to swerve out the way," said the neighbor, who didn't want to give his name. "It's an every day occurrence."
Many who grew up around here say too many cars are looking for shortcuts to and from nearby Congress Avenue. They say it's worse during the morning and evening rush hour and when kids are home from school.
"It's very frustrating because we all have children that play here," the neighbor said. "Everyone one of these houses have children."
Neighbors say they've done what they can, yelling at drivers to slow down and make full stops to no avail. They even say they've called the city to complain but nothing has come of it.
"It had to happen sooner or later," another neighbor said. "They come down pretty fast, they just roll around the corners, just like a yield sign."
The city's transportation department tells us they'll be sending out engineers to do an assessment of this intersection.
Friends and family of the man who died, Wallace Sorrells, 49, have setup a website to help raise funds for his child, who was also injured in the crash.
Austin police told KXAN no one in the area has called them about safety issues.
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