Dozens of tributes have been left to a father-of-three who lived in Hayes for more than 15 years.
Terry Hobson was killed during a police chase when his car crashed into a tree.
Mr Hobson, 32, died in the early hours of last Tuesday when his BMW hit the tree in Long Lane, Hillingdon.
He spent most of his adult life in Beechwood Avenue, Hayes, moving only two years ago to High Wycombe.
He left behind a partner of 18 years and their three children, Charley, 16, Nathan, 10, and TJ, five.
Mr Hobson's partner, Sarah Berry, 35, said: "He went out for dinner with his mates and never came home. He was my life and he's gone.
"He was a well loved man, he'd have done anything for his kids. We had a brilliant Christmas together, he said it was his best ever. He was keen on motorbikes, and loved going on track days.
"His work was here, everything was here, all his friends, even though we moved to High Wycombe, he was a Hayes boy. He died one week before his daughter's 16th birthday.
"I want a full inquiry into what happened."
Ann Tuitt, 66, who lives in Long Lane, said: "I couldn't believe the number of mourners on New Year's Eve. All I could see was people standing with candles in total silence. I was overwhelmed.
"We saw the police helicopter and ambulances arrive that night. I hope I never see an accident like it again."
Rabina Sheeba, standing at the impromptu roadside shrine, said: "A man has lost his life and a family have lost their dad, and for what?"
Mr Hobson had his own business, TJ Waste, which specialised in clearing waste from gardens, offices and factories, named after his youngest son.
A post-mortem on New Year's Eve showed the cause of death to be multiple injuries sustained in the crash.
Mr Hobson's family expect as many as 1,000 people to attend his funeral on Monday at 10.45am at Breakspear Crematorium in Breakspear Road, Ruislip.
A family friend has invited funeral goers to make donations to the children who have been left without their father.
Hillingdon Police confirmed that the Directorate of Professional Standards at the Metropolitan Police is investigating the incident.