MILWAUKEE — Sandwich God owner Michael Smith is worried about his staff coming and going from work at his restaurant in Teutonia and Vienna.
“If you all had to sit there for a second [and watch], everybody uses that fire,” Smith said. “It is so poorly signposted. Doesn’t tell you where to start, where to go.”
Since opening at the intersection eight months ago, he’s had to worry about traffic lights for cars, the baseline – crossing in bike and parking lanes – and a series of d high-speed accident.
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He was grabbing a cheesesteak sandwich from the order window on Monday when a Jeep collided with another car and flipped onto its roof, sliding about 15 yards from Sandwich God.
Police say a 19-year-old suspect stole the Jeep before it rolled over. He was arrested shortly after the accident.
Earlier this year, a driver sped through the intersection and rammed a car into his neighbor’s porch, totally destroying it.
Last October, on its first day on the job, another car slammed into a utility pole near the site of Monday’s crash.
He blames the regular crashes — sort of crashing at least every other week, he said — on poor road design and speeding.
Since launching in early 2021, the Milwaukee Police Traffic Safety Unit has issued nearly 24,721 citations. More than half of them were for speeding.
“Slow down. You’re all messing up people’s business,” Smith said. “We have to send people home early today.”
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