WITH reference to your report of a road accident in which a pedestrian was hit by a car in the centre of Ealing at half past nine on a Friday morning - the victim is reported to have been "lying in the middle of the road" before being airlifted to hospital.
I wonder how the police can justify their contribution to Ealing's prosperity by ordering shops in New Broadway to close down and turn customers away until one in the afternoon, three and a half hours after the accident, and paralyse the whole of Ealing by turning the Uxbridge Road into a car park for a collection of police vans and cars..
There is a broad pavement in front of the shops there. What was the purpose of commandeering it on the grounds of an accident that happened in the middle of the road hours earlier?
There must be some reason for such over-reaction to a sad, but all too common accident. Can it be by any chance that the vehicle involved was one of the police cars, marked and unmarked, that continually scream at speed up and down the Uxbridge Road?
Tudor Court Amherst Road