DETROIT – A grandmother’s dining room was destroyed when a car came barreling into the home on Detroit’s east side.
35 year old Fecesia Jackson was eating fried chicken with her granddaughter on Sunday when the car missed them by inches.
Jackson is moving, saying she is fed up with speeding drivers and car crashes. She says drivers are constantly blowing through this stop sign and speeding.
Jackson bought the home a year and a half ago. She invested everything she had into the $500 property and now she says it’s not worth the risk.
“There’s my address on that brick on the sidewalk,” Jackson said. “That’s my dining room pushed into the bathroom.”
“My granddaughter started screaming about a car being in the house and I started to hear people yelling, ‘Anyone in here?’” she later added. “Then people started coming in through the hole in the wall and helping themselves to chicken.”
Jackson lives on Seymour Street and Brock Avenue on Detroit’s east side and says there’s been at least a dozen crashes outside of her home.
“People run the stop signs and speed through here like it’s the Daytona 900 and drive 100 miles per hour up and down Seymour,” she said.
This is the first time the car ended up in her home. Jackson says she has no choice but to move.
“Ain’t nobody got time for insurance,” she said.
On Monday, volunteers helped gather her belongings.
“They showed up and came to help me and I just want to say thank you, but I’m not sure who some of those people were or where they took my TV and appliances” she said.
After investing her entire retirement savings into buying and renovating the Detroit Land Bank home, she’s walking away.
“I’ve had it, I’m done. I don’t want it anymore. Y’all can have it. I left this for my 11 grandchildren and this is what you left me with, thanks for nothing,” she said.
If you would like to help the family, they of course have set up an online fundraiser.