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HORROR CRASH: Accident renews Northwood residents’ pleas for anti-speeding measures

 Published on: 12th November 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A high-speed crash on a Northwood residential street has prompted further calls from residents for speed-reduction measures to be introduced.

The incident took place on Sunday, October 30, on Joel Street, and resulted in a silver Hyundai losing its back left wheel and the tearing up of the parts surrounding it.

Resident Simon Paul took a photograph of the crash’s aftermath and posted it on social media, stating: “Another high-speed car smash on Joel Street today. A car doesn’t get into this condition driving at 30mph.

“Isn’t it about time we asked for speed calming measures to stop the racetrack mentality before someone gets seriously hurt?”

Many residents stated that they had seen the car driving poorly in the area the same day but concurred with Mr Paul’s comments on the situation on Joel Street.

One resident, Helen Spedding, said: “I agree on Joel Street and speeding. It’ll take a death for action to be taken.”

This is not the first time an incident like this has happened on Joel Street. In June, NORTHWOOD&RUISLIPnews reported several instances of cars travelling down the road at high speeds.

One of these incidents resulted in the bus shelter on the road having to be removed after a speeding car crashed into it, leaving debris and skid marks in its wake.

At the time, Mr Paul stated: “It’s obvious to those that live on Joel Street how bad it is. Motorbikes roaring along, cars topping 60mph.

“Walking my six-year-old son to school while he cycles can be hair-raising at times, and cough-inducing at others (when the traffic backs up). There is no way he could cycle in the road; we have to use the pavement.”

Hillingdon Council has been contacted for comment.

Photo Credit: Simon Paul

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