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Devon family ‘living in fear’ as cars keep crashing into home

The Munns' family home in Berry Down Cross near Combe Martin. Credit: Devon Live

A Devon family has said they are "living in fear" after their home was repeatedly hit by vehicles.

The Munns family, who live in Berry Down Crown near Combe Martin, say 17 vehicles have crashed into the property in the past three years.

During a recent incident, a car crashed into the side of the property - which then had to be stabilised by firefighters.

Kathryn Munns, 28, said it was “lucky” her parents were not injured as a result of the collision.

The damage to the Munns' family home. Credit: Devon Live

I dread to think what would have happened. I'd gone to bed because I had work the next day. I can't even describe the noise, it was just horrendous.

The whole house was covered in dust. I'm still trying to get my head around it.

– Kathryn Munns

Kathryn and her parents continue to live at the property but admit they are unsure “how safe it is”.

Nine months ago, they say a driver swerved off a bend and went straight into their garden - smashing three Toyota cars in the process.

The Munns believe the property has been crashed into around 17 times in three years.

The family have since published a petition online, urging Devon County Council to make the A3123 safer.

A spokesperson for the authority said the road was being reviewed.

The whole of the A3123 is currently subject to review and as part of that we have had talks with the homeowner about general improvements to the Berry Down junction. We will look to continue these discussions as designs are progressed.

– Devon County Council