Ringgold residents seek semi driver accused of damaging neighborhood entrance
Residents in Ringgold are demanding the driver responsible for taking out their neighborhood entrance come forward.
"It's just very discouraging," resident Tammie Clark told Channel 3.
Misty Ridge Lane residents say an 18-wheeler took out their brick entrance Tuesday morning and drove off.
Neighborhood surveillance video shows the truck they believe did this.
"You can see where the initial impact is right here. His tail had to have hit it; hit it again here, knocked it off the foundation, came all the way down and his tail swing had to have taken that big piece off right there," Clark demonstrated.
Neighbors reported the damage to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office, which identifies Franklin Equipment as the owner of the truck seen in the videos.
Channel 3 reached out to the company to ask if the driver was aware of the damage. The person who answered the call declined to comment.
"It's the only size truck that came in the neighborhood. We've all looked at our home security systems and we see the same truck," said Clark.
According to the incident report, a resident in the neighborhood "hired the company to bring a small truck and a trailer to the neighborhood. Instead the company brought a large truck and an incredibly long trailer."
"He's too long to have been in the neighborhood to begin with," Clark told Channel 3.
Clark says she understands accidents happen but what she's not okay with is the driver leaving the scene.
"That's just dishonest to me and just poor business practice," said Clark.
She is asking the person responsible for the damage for two things.
"Honesty and fix the sign," demanded Clark.
The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating and the person responsible could face multiple charges including leaving the scene of an accident.
The neighborhood does not have a HOA to help with the cost of repairs. Residents say they are stuck with the bill to fix the damage, but right now they're holding off with repairs hoping the driver will come forward and make it right.
If you know anything about this case, please call the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office at (706) 935-2424.
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