A FED-UP homeowner has had the wall at her Grade II-listed, £800,000 farmhouse demolished by out-of-control drivers a staggering 15 times.
Victoria Coldrey (pictured), 71, is once again waiting to have the brick and flint wall repaired outside her 19th century home after the latest driver lost control and ploughed into it.
She said the Golf TDI fled the scene in the early hours, leaving her with £15,000 worth of damage.
And Victoria revealed this wasn’t the first time a motorist had smashed into the three-foot-high wall next to a sharp bend on a 60mph-limit country road.
She has had 15 collisions, costing her around £210,000 in total, since moving in nearly 20 years ago.
The widow, who lost her Korean War veteran husband in December, said: ‘It really is getting ridiculous.
‘When these crashes happen bricks fly all over the place, coming through the hedge and hitting the house.’
Victoria, who worked with race horses, said she had only finished repairs on the wall a week before the latest crash.
She said: ‘The first hit was 20 years ago and this has since been an ongoing saga. It takes around three months to build every time.’
Victoria’s five-bedroom home at Park Farm Corner in Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, is on a sharp bend where she claims drivers do not slow down because ‘there is no warning sign, so they will skid and crash’.
She added: ‘Drivers don’t realise how sharp the bend is — they just go too fast. And every time their car is off the ground and on top of the wall.
‘It worries me that somebody might get killed. I could be standing there.’
Victoria said she had campaigned ‘for years’ to make the road safer and is ‘furious’ that her appeals to Cambridgeshire county council to make the bend safer have not been met.
She said: ‘They just won’t do anything, it is ridiculous. Not even a warning sign or road markings.’
The county council responded: ‘We are aware of the issues and are working closely with the residents, parish council and police to identify suitable measures that can be put in place.’