Two girls have told of how they narrowly escaped death when a lorry which crashed in their road missed them by inches.
Jamie-Lee Thomson, of Church Close, Uxbridge, and Calli Newman, of Widmore Road, Hillingdon, both aged 11,were standing on the pavement when the lorry lost control and flattened a bus stop.
Jamie-Lee's mother, Donna Thomson, 37, said: "They came running home screaming, it was terrible.
"It was lucky because I'd just phoned them to get them to turn around.
"If I hadn't and they carried on the way they were going it doesn't bear thinking about"
Jamie-Lee said: "We were just walking along, we saw this lorry wobbling then it just tipped. If we had just been five more steps ahead we would've been under it.
"We saw the driver, he stumbled, rolled over and just got up. I won't walk down that road any more now, I go a different way."
Calli said: "I try and avoid this road now. I'm still shaken up by it and whenever I see a lorry I step back."
The incident happened in St John's Road, Uxbirdge, on August 15, and led to a large scale emergency operation to clear the road and sort out the mess.
Mrs Thomson's calls for the road to be made safe are echoed by residents who live in the St John's Road area who complained of feeling unsafe, saying since the crash lorries still speed along the stretch where the crash happened.
Iris Sullivan, 70, of St John's Road, said: "It was like a long rumble when it went over, really frightening.
"The two girls ran off screaming hysterically. I don't really feel safe, I feel afraid out here with my grandson.
"I'm always looking over my shoulder - something has definitely got to be done, even if it is just putting up a dangerous bend sign. The number of times that bus stop has been demolished is unreal."
Sian Dale, 21, a mother and student who lives in nearby Hilton Close, said: "I walk down here with my young boy all the time and I'm always telling him to be careful. I've got the image in my head of something terrible happening.
"I think these roads are too busy and just unsafe; they don't slow down, even after the accident."
Lorries travelling up and down St John's Road to get to the nearby Uxbridge Industrial Estate is a relatively new pheomenon.
Mrs Sullivan said: "They used to go over the bridge down Cowley Mill Road, now more and more come this way.
"It used to be the odd one but now its over 50 a day, in the last couple of years it's got silly."
A sign warns drivers of large lorries not to attempt the humpback bridge over the Grand Union Canal in Cowley Mill Road, so many come around via Rockingham Road and St John's Road instead.