AMBULANCE workers were unable to save a 38-year-old driver who crashed his car at Feltham's Minimax junction after suffering a suspected heart attack behind the wheel.

The Feltham man, who has not yet been named, smashed into the back of a stationaryvehicle on Saturday morning but is believed to have died of natural causes before the collision.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, rushed to the junction between Staines Road and Harlington Road West at around 11am on Saturday but could not revive the motorist.

PC Peter Traylor, of Hampton Collision Investigation Unit, said: "A Renault Clio was sitting at the lights and it appears the driver of a Fiat lost control and drove into the back of it.

"The Fiat driver has died but at the moment we believe that was from natural causes - possibly a heart attack."

The driver appears to have been travelling away from Hounslow along Staines Road at the time of the accident.

His girlfriend was in the car when he lost control and was treated for shock at the scene.

Firemen from nearby Feltham Fire Station arrived at the junction at 11.17am and made both vehicles safe by removing the batteries.

They then began taking apart the Clio before a doctor decided the 48-year-old driver was well enough to climb out without spinal support.

He was then taken to West Middlesex Hospital, where he was treated for head injuries before being sent home earlier this week.

Staines Road remained closed to traffic for several hours while a police team from Hampton began its investigation into the crash.

The latest accident came almost exactly six months after the death of Feltham teen Peter Coster, who was killed when his car collided with a lamppost on Hanworth Road, Feltham.

The 19-year-old, who lived in Vernon Road, crashed his Nissan Micra at 2.20am, on October 26, last year and died at the scene.

At his inquest at West London Coroner's Court last Tuesday, coroner

Elizabeth Pygott ruled that the tragic youngster had died of 'accidental causes'.

Anyone with information about the accident last weekend should call police on 020 8941 9011.