Bernal Heights is built on the slopes of a hill, and our neighborhood is home to several of the steepest streets in the City. So it should come as no surprise to anyone, really, that runaway cars and trucks are a very real danger here.
Last Friday, a runaway truck caused some havoc on Treat Street just south of Precita Park. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and property damage was minimal, but it could have been much, much worse.
Neighbor Christian shared this report from the scene:
Just another afternoon on the steep incline of the 1500 block of Treat Ave. The truck missed our house by 24″.
The tree was the only thing that stopped it; Otherwise we would have had a living-room filled with other people’s Amazon diapers and music.
Afterward, the block was filled with stories of past runaways. Somehow this truck without brakes threaded the needle between Eddy the dog, a neighbor’s steps, and her car, missing all, and came to rest in the poor tree.
PHOTO: Courtesy of Neighbor Christian