PICTURED: Head-on car crash in Burnt Ash Lane is latest in string of smashes (From This Is Local London)
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PICTURED: Head-on car crash in Burnt Ash Lane is latest in string of smashes
This image of carnage is the latest in a series of crashes along Burnt Ash Lane which have sparked renewed calls for improved road safety.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called to the collision between a van and a car on Friday (June 27) at around 7pm.
Staff treated a man for minor injuries who was taken to Princess Royal Hospital.
It comes after a BMW smashed into a lamppost in April which left residents begging for speed restrictions on a “potentially deadly” stretch of 300m of road heading from Plaistow roundabout towards Grove Park.
Resident Mike Cripps, says he has seen at least three crashes along the road since April’s smash and wants action to be taken before someone is seriously injured or killed.
The 43-year-old said: “A van and a car I presume had had a head-on crash about 100m from where I live.
“The speed is causing the problem with that road.
“At least half of cars down there are in excess of the 30 mph speed limit.
“I know it is a big road, but even the M25 probably doesn’t have as many crashes on it per number of metres.”
In April last year, a three-car pile-up saw crumpled wreckage littering the road around 100m from where this latest crash happened.
Mr Cripps also claims neighbours say they can still “hear the screams” of a female cyclist hit almost two years ago.
Bromley Council previously said there had been 11 recorded accidents for the entire length of Burnt Ash Lane, with none in the immediate vicinity of April’s crash, but Mr Cripps says this is “nonsense”.
The father-of-two added: “The council says it isn’t a dangerous road and there are no crashes – it is just nonsense.
“Sooner or later, someone’s going to get seriously injured.”
He went on to suggest speed cameras, improved signage, road markings and twice-monthly police speed patrols could help tackle the problem.
An LAS spokeswoman said: “We got the call at 7pm to reports of a road traffic collision in Burnt Ash Lane.
“We sent one ambulance crew. Staff treated a man for minor injuries and he was taken to Princess Royal Hospital.”