Residents are up in arms after another smash recently at the junction of Bicester road and Somerton avenue, in North Sheen. 

Following years of discussions with the council, double yellow lines were painted only a few weeks ago but according to residents, this is not satisfactory. 

Two black Fords were seen on the crash scene, badly damaged and with airbags deployed, proof of the violence of the crash. 

The two drivers, ironically going to a wedding and hen party, as well as a young passenger girl were shocked but unharmed. 

A Met police car showed up but stayed less than 2 mn onsite after pushing one of the car which was obstructing the junction. 

This junction has seen a number of crashes as cars fail to give way. Deficient signage could be a factor and Richmond council has been working, for a while, on upgrading the painted yield lines into a stop sign. 

On the crash site, Ludovic, a resident and witness to the crash commented:  "yellow lines actually make the problem worse as cars now travel faster across the junction. What we badly need is a raised junction."

Article supplied by Ludovic Windsor