CLEVELAND HEIGHTS (Ohio) – A chase by police ended in a car accident in the kitchen of an Ohio man.
It occurred in Cleveland Heights at South Taylor Road & Fairmount Boulevard early Friday morning.
John Gall claimed that he was asleep in his house when a car passed through his brick bungalow just after midnight Friday morning.
Gall claimed that he saw a car in his kitchen and that police officers were surrounding the house with guns. “I stuck my head out of the windshield and said, ‘Please don’t shoot me, but I’m the homeowner.’”
Gall stated that Cleveland Heights officers on the scene told Gall they were following the driver south Taylor Road shortly before the driver crashed.
“I understand chases. He said that 85 miles per hour is not something I can understand as I travel down Taylor Road.
Gall claimed he didn’t see the driver but said that he saw the person being taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Todd Freeman lives next door. He said that car accidents at this intersection were so common that he didn’t surprise when he went to check out what had happened.
“I was fast asleep. I was fast asleep when I heard the crash and knew that one of the houses had been struck by a vehicle. Freeman explained that he knew the sound was familiar.
Gall’s property is not the only one that has been damaged by an accident.
WEWS provided coverage for an accident that occurred at his house in 2012 where his truck was struck from behind by another vehicle.
Gall has said that Gall has maintained this belief ever since. To protect his home, he has taken proactive steps to increase the number of protective guards at this intersection. Gall stated that he has not been able to get City Hall to grant his requests.
He said that he had spoken to City Hall before about the issue and that they claimed that building a crash barrier would have prevented the accident. However, it would have been unaesthetic for the neighborhood and not desirable. said. “I guess I’ll need to search for more severe measures in the future. They’ll discover, though I don’t know what it will be.
News 5 reached out to the city to find out what it would take for a guardrail to be installed on a house. They said they would respond next Monday.
Daylight photos show more damage to the vehicle.