A LORRY which overturned and smashed into a bus stop has enraged residents who believe it is only a matter of time before somebody is killed.
Nobody was standing at the bus stop in St John's Road, Uxbridge, at the time the lorry failed to negotiate the bend and ploughed into the wall of Style Holdings, a clothing company, and then flattened the bus stop, which is directly opposite Premier Nursery pre-school.
Michael Nappi, 43, of St John's Road, said: "We've been trying to get it (the road) slowed down for years.
"My daughter could've been walking
along there, you only have to clip the kerb at 30mph for an accident. It should be 20 miles per hour down here.
"If you were waiting for a bus you'd be in a coffin now."
His neighbour, Iain Hodgson, 31, echoed his concerns.
He said: "They come down here like the clappers. That was the fourth bus stop there in the three and a half years we've lived here."
The driver, who has not so far been named, was able to free himself from the vehicle and was treated by paramedics for shock and minor injuries.
Angel Guerra, 53, also of St John's Road, said: "He just came round the corner, lost it and tipped over."
It is not known where the lorry, which
was transporting several tonnes of waste paper, was heading, but it is possible it was using the road to escape congestion on the M25 near Heathrow Airport.
Mary Worrall, head of highways and green spaces at Hillingdon Council said: "We work closely with Transport for London, the emergency services and local bodies to study sites where accidents have happened, and, where appropriate, develop changes to the road layout to improve road safety. The council recognises that local knowledge in the community is important and welcomes any suggestions from residents."