Posted: Jun 14, 2012 6:04 PM
Updated: Jun 14, 2012 6:41 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Some residents in a Brownsville neighborhood say their living in a dangerous situation.
"It's very sad. I don't want a child to get run over," said Crystal Sanchez. She's lived on Greystone Drive for a couple of years. She told us drivers zoom through the area, ignoring speed limits and children. The streets are pitch black at night, because the street lights are burnt out.
"I don't want to live here another year," said Sanchez.
Tony Lopez also lives in the neighborhood. He's complained to county leaders about same problems. "I've called them and I've emailed them several times. They won't come out," he told us.
When Sanchez called the county to get the street lights fixed, she was told the county doesn't have the money needed. She also turned in a petition to slow down cars in the area. Speed humps would cost $3,000.
"I don't want something tragic to happen, then they say, ‘OK, now we found money to put speed bumps and the lighting,'" said Sanchez.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS talked to the county officials. They say the residents need to pay for the lights and speed bumps. It may be a small cost on a yearly tax bill. But residents say it may save a young child's life.