NEIGHBOURS are calling for their road to be made safer after another major accident which left a biker in hospital.
The 28-year-old motorcyclist collided with a lorry in North Acton Road, North Acton, at about 3.30pm on Tuesday.
Residents say there are frequent accidents on the busy road used to access the industrial estate and as part of a rat run between the Great West Road and the North Circular. In the past some have been fatal.
Pamela Hughes, 70, who has lived on the road for 38 years, said: "There are too many lorries. It was quiet when I came here but over the years it’s got busier and busier. The road goes to the right, causing a blind spot. It’s so dangerous."
Theresa Magee, chairwoman of the Wesley Estate residents’ association who lives in nearby Newark Crescent, said: “There are lots of little accidents. It’s dreadful. The road is too narrow. We have a little park but residents won’t let their children cross the road to get there.”
She said traffic lights promised by the council about four years ago after three fatalities never materialised and a speed camera seems not to work.
Residents are calling for lights to replace the current zebra crossing or a 20mph zone. They also want to see a ban on lorries coming down their road.
An air ambulance and three ambulances were sent to the scene on Tuesday. The victim was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington by road accompanied by the air ambulance doctor. He suffered hand, arm and shoulder injuries. The driver of a lorry was arrested for dangerous driving and has been bailed to return in September 2013.
Ealing Council said there have been seven accidents in the road between January 2010 and the end of December last year, only one of them serious.
A spokeswoman said: “We’re sorry to hear about this week’s incident and wish the motorcyclist well in his recovery. Fortunately accident rates on this road are relatively low, in line with the borough average and we are waiting for the results of the police investigation before considering if further action is required.”