How do you know when it is time to move? For one person, it might be after they live in a home that has been crashed into 48 times in the past year.
The owner of the house in China, Xu Renxiang has learned from her past experiences. She now always wears comfortable sheos that are easy to run in so that she can swiftly dodge any oncoming vehicles.
The road makes a sharp turn near her house. There is a huge “SLOW” sign before the curve, but no one is heeding that advice. The turn takes place without warning and is at a very big angle.
People are often reacting too slowly and end up driving right into the front yard.
The family is pleading with officials to either fix the road or help them relocate to somewhere where they can be safer.
The owners have taken to using bricks and sand to barricade their house, as well as parking a tractor outside their bedroom window.
Luckily, even though there have been 48 accidents, no one died from these incidents.
From Heat Street:
Forty-eight cars have crashed into or near the same house in China in the last 12 months, making the property almost certainly the unluckiest in the country and perhaps the world. According to the China Youth Daily newspaper, the house’s owner, Xu Renxiang, always wears shoes that she can run in, in case she has to sprint away from another oncoming vehicle. The house – a bungalow near Daqing in Heilongjiang province, in the north east of the country – is situated at a point where the road outside it makes a sharp turn, without warning. Many motorists have reacted too slowly and driven straight into the couple’s front yard, despite a huge “Slow” sign erected six years ago. Ms Xu and her husband, He Haijun, have photographed every incident and launched a campaign to persuade officials to alter the layout of the road or pay them compensation so they can move to a safer place. When it first happened, in 2010, Ms Xu was pregnant and asleep inside the house. She and her husband now use bricks and sand to try to form a protective blockade. They also park a tractor outside their bedroom window. Miraculously, despite the 48 accidents, nobody has been killed.