Royston Park Road sees yet another serious crash

A man was taken to hospital after another car was flipped over at a car crash hotspot.

Dozens of people in Royston Park Road backed a petition calling for safety measures, with one claiming the local problem is partly down to races and general speeding from the South Oxhey and the Watford area to Hatch End.

On Wednesday (May 19) at around 6pm, a car overturned in yet another crash at the road in Pinner.

The most recent crash is believed to be at least the fifth in recent months.

According to the London Ambulance Service, a man was treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

In a previous incident on April 18, a car had left the road and struck a post box.

A crash in April

A crash in April

One eyewitness, Anthony Kenton, previously said: “What the past four recent ones also have in common is that they all involved the damage being across the pavement as well, and so far, it has only been luck, that neither the drivers nor pedestrians have been killed.

“Everyday cars can be seen travelling up the road exceeding the speed limit, often seen doing well over 50 mph.”

A crash in April

A crash in April

A person who lives in the road, Sara Rigby, recalled one collision in January when a car “went out of control” and drove through a neighbour’s wall.

On February 21, an alleged “chase” led to a car swerving off the road and hitting a parked car and damaging a tree.

There have also been a series of other crashes between February and May.

A crash earlier this year

A crash earlier this year

Other than these recent crashes, the area itself has been known for regular incidents in the past.

Ms Rigby previously said: “It is only a question of time that a death will occur.”

Previously Harrow Council pledged to allocate funds to develop a speed reduction scheme in Royston Park Road and added it to the transport programme for 2021/22.

But now it is understood that the issue is being escalated to the council after the series of recent crashes.

A crash earlier this year

A crash earlier this year

A spokesperson from Harrow Council previously said: “We are aware of the residents’ concerns about speeding in the area.

“At a recent meeting of the Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel, the Panel agreed to allocate funds from the Transport for London Local Transport fund to develop a speed reduction scheme in Royston Park Road. It has therefore been added to our transport programme for 2021/22.”

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