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They crashed into my property... again

Caller Cynthia Owens has every right to be upset. A retaining wall in her yard is in pieces. It's been hit three times in the past two years. Caller Cynthia Owens has every right to be upset. A retaining wall in her yard is in pieces. It's been hit three times in the past two years.

By Mika Highsmith - email | bio

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TOLEDO (WTOL) - Its supposed to prevent cars from landing on her property, but the cars are running right through it.

We're talking about the retaining wall on the corner of South and Detroit. We first told you about the problem a year ago. The city made changes then, but it happened again.

Now the homeowner is turning Problem Solver Mika Highsmith to a find a solution that works.

Caller Cynthia Owens has every right to be upset. A retaining wall in her yard is in pieces. It's been hit three times in the past two years.

In fact, we were out here in October of 2007 after an accident wiped out the wall.

"We've had three cars roll up into our yard," Owens tells us.

About a week ago, it happened again. Cynthia says, "On January 2, I started the year out with a bang."

She says it the same scenario as last time. "They come from that direction to turn left and go right into this wall.

Mika spoke with the city last year and they made some changes, which obviously didn't work because Owens is not in the clear. "The car traveling this way knocked into the wall to avoid getting hit by that guy. It was crazy."

She lost her insurance after filing three claims and can't afford to take any more chances.

"I have to make sure my house is safe," she says.

The city has been thinking of a few options here. One is installing red light cameras at both traffic lights. The other is adding a police presence. Owens wants traffic signals with turn arrows. Mika will suggest it when she meets with the Transportation Department about this issue. She'll keep you updated.

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