Photo by Ben Carlson
A pair of Anderson County firefighters look over the wreckage after a tractor-trailer that slammed into a tree early Thursday morning in front of Brian Flood’s home in Alton.
‘We’re sick of it’

By Ben Carlson, News staff

Brian Flood was angry. Just days before the second anniversary of a tractor-trailer slamming into his home on Graefenburg Road in Alton, he was startled from his bed early last Thursday morning when another tractor-trailer hit a large tree in front of his home hard enough to knock the engine from the truck.

Flood isn’t alone. For years, folks who live on the narrow state highway have had cars and trucks smack into their homes, tear off their porches, hit their trees and force them to sleep with one eye open.