A BUSY intersection came to a standstill on Wednesday morning after a woman was knocked down in Hanwell.
An ambulance was called out at about 6.25am after reports of a 50-year-old woman being struck by a car at the junction of Boston Road and Uxbridge Road.
Traffic was queuing in all directions as police cordoned off the junction while the woman was taken to safety.
Hanwell pensioner David Reeve, who lives just round the corner, was watching TV when he saw a traffic report mentioning the incident and went to the scene to investigate.
He said: “I was on my way down there when the ambulance went past with its blue lights flashing. I got to the junction and it was absolute chaos. Basically Hanwell had become completely stationary.
“There was a queue of traffic going all the way from the clock tower to down past the hospital. I asked the police what had happened but they weren’t able to tell me too much.”
Mr Reeve, who was able to take a few quick pictures with his camera, said he checked the spot again about 90 minutes after the accident to find that the traffic flow was back to normal.
A spokesman for London Ambulance said the woman was taken as a priority to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where she was treated for head and back injuries. Her condition is currently not known.
Police are not appealing for witnesses to the incident.