A CRASH involving a hatchback at a notorious Hatch End crossroads has raised safety concerns.
The grey-blue car was travelling eastbound when it was involved in a collision with a lorry - possible a dustbin cart - at the junction of Uxbridge Road and Grimsdyke Road at just 8.50am.
Photographs of the aftermath clearly show the hatchback's front was crushed and there was a dent in the offside rear door.
Paramedics treated one man, who is believed in his 50s and was found lying in the middle of the road, for head injuries and he has been taken to Northwick Park Hospital. He was conscious and speaking when found.
A witness, who did not wish to be named, told the Observer: "The heard the noise - the bang.
"When I looked out I saw the car. I don't know what he crashed into but I think it was a rubbish bin or a telegraph pole.
"The man kind of fell out of the car and fell onto the ground and was lying there.
"The police and the ambulance arrived within two minutes. Everyone was helping him off the street."
The witness said there had been at least five accidents at the junction in the last few years - including one in a which a Sri Lankan newspaper deliveryman was run over and killed on his bicycle while doing his rounds.
A second witness, who also did not wish to leave her name, said: "The council do not need me to tell them how bad it is. There have been fatal accidents and the council don't seem to be doing anything about it.
"During the morning when people are commuting it's a hazardous. It can be really dangerous. You have to be really careful when you cross the road there.
"I've asked the council a few times about it, but everything just seems to bounce back."