Latest in a string of accidents here
ON THURSDAY, October 9, a white minivan was travelling northwards along Swan Road and collided, head on, with a U3 bus, which was going towards the airport.
Both were travelling in the middle of the road and are likely to have been travelling at not less than 30 miles an hour; the speed limit on this road is 30mph.
Given a dog-leg bend in the road, one does not get a straight view and traffic is often forced to slow down and let the oncoming vehicles pass.
There have been a number of accidents in the past around the same spot, including fatalities, and residents submitted a petition to the council to introduce a 20mph zone a year ago (I am the petition organiser).
The council, however, is still opposing speed restrictions in Swan Road. Surprisingly, none of West Drayton’s main roads have 20mph restrictions, yet all villages around, including Yiewsley, Sipson and Harmondsworth, have speed humps. Traffic often exceeds the speed limit in Swan Road.
The accident happened outside the Baptist chapel at about 1pm. Two men in the van were injured but not seriously and the road was closed by police for about an hour.