The owner of this mobility scooter had an incredible escape following a crash close at an accident blackspot, which has sparked fresh calls for safety measures.
The buggy and a Renault Megane collided at the junction of Great West Road and Jersey Road, Hounslow, on Sunday just before 10am. The car smashed through a lamp post, a brick wall and railings, before coming to rest in a driveway.
The crash is the latest in a series of accidents at the junction, according to neighbouring residents, who have urged transport chiefs to take action.
One householder said this was the second major incident since Transport for London (TfL) had removed guard rails on the north side of the Great West Road earlier this year.
In September, he told the Chronicle, an elderly motorist was lucky to survive after suffering serious head injuries in a crash at the junction.
"Last winter a car overturned here during rush hour. At that point the barriers were still in place, and they stopped it from causing serious damage, but I dread to think what would have happened without them," said the resident, who asked not to be named.
"A lot of families use the cycle path along the A4 and removing the barriers has put them and pedestrians at much greater risk. There have been concerted campaigns by the police, sitting at the junction and issuing tickets to drivers who try to go straight across, but there's only so much you can do with a junction like this. Drivers will always try to take the short cut."
Nick Marbrow, treasurer of Heston Residents' Association, said drivers coming from Jersey Road often go straight across the A4 endangering themselves and fellow motorists.
He said he had counted 20 drivers carrying out the illegal manoeuvre in a single hour one night.
"I regularly cycle along the A4 and I've been caught out several times by drivers ignoring the mandatory turn and going straight on from Jersey Road," he added. "Something needs to be done about the junction but when I raised it with the council they said it was a TfL matter and when I contacted TfL they said they would wait to hear from the council."