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Residents say dangerous curve to blame for demolished mailboxes

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

Two curves along a popular Murfreesboro cut-through are a cause for concern for area residents and they would like the city to do something about it.

Saint Andrews Road is between Highway 96 and Highway 99, and was flowing steadily with traffic as Nashville's News 2 talked to neighbors.

"Ours got knocked out probably in the last month," said John Fitzgerald, who has lived on the street for over two years.

Fitzgerald showed Nashville's News 2 several brick mailboxes that have been toppled by traffic in recent months.

Candace Weddington lives across the street. She has seen inattentive drivers and speeders crash into mailboxes several times. She also witnessed a police vehicle crash into a mailbox across from her home.

"I heard the sirens," said Weddington. "I looked out the window and he came around that curve too fast and took out the entire mailbox - and that's a police officer."

Replacing the mailboxes cost the homeowners around $700, but residents are more concerned about a potential worst-case-scenario.

"When is it going to be someone's child?" Weddington asked.

Neighbors told Nashville's News 2 they would like to see the city find a way to slow traffic through their subdivision.

"I would be okay with speed bumps," said Carol Crownover, whose mailbox has been destroyed several times in the past four years. "I almost feel like it's going to take something serious to happen before something is done."

A Murfreesboro police spokesperson declined to comment on the story. Murfreesboro's City Streets Department did not return Nashville's News 2's phone calls.

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