Sue Davis heard sounds of crashing metal around 5:25 a.m. on Sunday. She later found out that an SUV went straight at the end of Lincoln Drive.
When Davis looked out the window of her home on the 7200 block of Lincoln drive she noticed a gap in the barrier where the road ends. A stop sign and a large boulder that prevents cars from going straight were missing. At first, Davis did not notice the black SUV that crashed the barrier because it was so far back, she said. The car finally came to a stop yards from the start of the Cresheim Trail.
Although as it looks the car turned and flipped at least once, Davis notes that the drivers were able to walk away on their own feet when emergency responders arrived.
Davis says she is not sure what else can be done to prevent cars from going straight at the end of Lincoln Drive. Friends of the Wissahickon placed the large boulders and a fence at the end of the road last year to help alert drivers.
One of those boulders is now misplaced and a part of the fence is damaged. The intersection with Allens Lane also has two end-of-the-road signs. Neighbors say the crash might be the worst in years at this location.