Odessa Mother Speaks Out about Hit-and-Run Accidents Along Golder


by Roma Vivas
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The Odessa mother NewsWest 9 spoke with says the accidents along Golder is no surprise to her.

"I was taking a shower and I heard a knock in the door, it was the Odessa Police Department. He asked me if I knew my fence was run down," Angela Graves, a resident who lives along Golder, said.

That is how Angel Graves got the news Thursday afternoon about her front fence being run over.

"He said a Black Dodge had hit it and ran," Graves said.

She says she's not worried about the fence; she's worried about her kids.

"I am concerned about my children playing outside, plus the children walking to and from school everyday, because that was the time they walk, every morning, every afternoon, I am very concerned for my kids and the neighborhood kids to get run over," Graves said.

Graves says the speeding is an every day occurrence.

"I see them race everyday I mean three or four cars at a time, trucks, cars, up and down all the time," Graves said.

It's so bad, Angel's family is thinking of moving.

"We are really concerned about our house and our cars, my daughters room is right there, they turn the corner really fast, and we are thinking of buying some where else because of it," Graves added.

NewsWest 9 talked to the Odessa Police Department and they say they are looking into the problem, and they are also on the lookout for that black Dodge.