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SUV slams into North Side home (PHOTOS)



PITTSBURGH - Mark Klingman and his wife were at work Monday when they said an SUV crashed into their North Side home.

Police told Channel 11’s Rick Earle that they’re not sure what caused the driver to lose control and veer up the curb into the doorway.

Klingman said he and his wife have had trouble before. He said his wife’s car has been hit twice and so was a neighbor’s car.

“It could have been me sitting on my front stoop or getting the mail, so we’re all a little concerned now,” said Klingman.

According to Klingman, he thinks the problem is vehicles speed coming down the hill on Federal Street -- where the posted speed limit is 25 mph.

“I would love to see light shined on the issue of people flying up and down Federal Street,” Klingman said. “With families moving in on a regular basis, there is a lot of concern for the public’s safety.”

“People go up and down this street so fast.  It’s a concern.  You have kids getting off buses and walking down the streets,” said resident Angela Smith.

Councilwoman Darlene Harris told Earle she’s working to get something done to make the street safer.