Crash at dangerous Pontiac intersection sends car into house

A devastating crash was caught on surveillance camera in Pontiac. Neighbors say, sadly, the crash isn't surprising at all to them, thanks to a dangerous intersection that keeps everyone on edge. 

Darrius Joyner was driving the car that T-boned a Honda Civic, sending it into a house.

"Boom! We hit so hard, I knocked her all the way into these folks' house here," he said. 

"It looks as though I've got damage from my foundation nearly to the third floor," said Danny Urquhart. 

It all happened at the intersection of Whittemore and Sanford in Pontiac at about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt in that accident. 

Joyner says the woman driving a Honda Civic blew through the stop sign on Whittemore; there are no stop signs on Sanford. Joyner says he had no time to stop.

"I was just trying to brace myself," Joyner said. "I tried to brake but I knew I wouldn't be able to avoid the hit."

Neighbors said the intersection has been problematic for quite some time. There are accidents around the clock, and residents are hoping someone, whether it be the city or the county, makes this a four-way stop or puts up a traffic signal.

"People come through here at 50 to 60 miles an hour almost every day," Urquhart said. "Something has got to be done before somebody dies." 

Another concerned resident tells us he's nervous about his grandchildren playing outside because of the intersection. 

FOX 2 reached out to Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman who says they will look at the intersection and figure out a solution to make the intersection safer.