MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford resident says car crashes are becoming a big problem on a sharp bend on Beall Lane. John MacDonald lives near the curve and says the City of Medford has done little to help in the last ten years. MacDonald says about once a year for the last thirteen years, a car crashes through his reinforced fence at high speeds. Some crashes spill into his backyard, flinging debris at his house.
He says reflectors were installed after he approached the City of Medford, but officials resisted his offer to have a safety rail installed at no cost to the City. “This side of the street is Central Point, that side is Medford, and the road itself belongs to the County. And between the three agencies they can’t do anything,” said MacDonald.
MacDonald says he just recently finished clearing debris from the most recent car crash. He says he’s still waiting on insurance money to repair his fence again. He says the cost for repairs is between $2,000-$4,000.