Photos: 2 hurt when car crashes in Hampton house

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by Karen Hopkins, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 7:26 PM

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HAMPTON--Two people were hurt when their car slammed into the front porch of a house in Hampton.

Sunday around 6 p.m., police got a call about someone driving recklessly and speeding. 

Officers responded to the 900 block of Beach Road and found the 1992 Honda Civic had gone off the road and hit a house.

The driver, a 22-year-old Hampton man, and his passenger, a 20-year-old also from Hampton, were taken to the hospital. 

Officers say no one inside the home was hurt. 

The investigation into the crash continues.

Several people who live along Beach Road told 13News they've been concerned about speeding vehicles and even racing for quite some time and have notified police in the past.

Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Price told 13News that over the last five years, the department has received 69 complaints of speeding on Beach Road and of those, 3 were in the 800 to 900 block, where Sunday's incident occurred.

Sgt. Price stated a records review shows officers have issued 841 summonses during the same time frame and of those 154 were speed related; 11 of which were in the 800 to 900 block.

The Division has taken steps to address complaints and improve safety. In addition to these traffic summonses, officers have increased their patrols and our traffic unit has conducted operations to combat these issues, he added.

Heather, who lives on an adjacent street, told WVEC.com it makes sense there are very few speeding tickets in the 800/900 block because that area has several curves where speeding would typically result in a crash.

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