A LORRY has overturned and smashed into a bus stop in Uxbridge - narrowly avoiding a nursery and causing the road to be closed.
The driver, who has not yet been named, was able to walk away from the scene, in St John's Road, unscathed and is being treated by paramedics for shock.
Three fire engines from Hillingdon fire station and two ambulances attended the scene at approximately 2.30pm today (Friday), along with police.
The wall adjacent to St John's Court was demolished, as the bus stop impaled itself through the front of the lorry.
Nobody was thought to be standing at the bus stop at the time.
Police are to use a crane to remove the lorry but for the time being the road has been closed and drivers are being advised to use alternative routes.
Residents who witnessed and heard the crash said that traffic on the road has been a continous problem down there and they are hoping to get new speed restrictions in place.
It is not yet known where exactly the lorry was heading, but it is possible the driver was using the route as an alternative to escape the M25 which has been held-up all day by a Father's For Justice protest near Heathrow.
See the Video and Pics section of this website for photos of the accident.