RESIDENTS are calling for swift action to install safety measures along a "dangerous" stretch of Crane Road in Castle Hill.
Transport for NSW statistics show seven major crashes along the Crane Road S-bend between Cecil Avenue and Darcey Road in the past five years.
Residents say there have been many minor incidents where drivers speeding through the S-bend have misjudged the corner and lost control, often mounting the kerb.
Crane Road resident Ben Waters said just last week a truck ran up the kerb and crashed into a row of residents' rubbish bins.
"If someone had been standing there or walking past at the time they would have been killed," Mr Waters said.
An early morning crash last October resulted in a car landing about five metres from where his daughters were sleeping.
"It's just so dangerous — we need something to slow them down and protect residents and their property," Mr Waters said.
He suggested guard rails and a traffic control, like a roundabout, to make drivers slow down.
The area currently has warning signs and red-line anti-skid markings on the road.
A spokesman for The Hills Council said traffic, speed and volume surveys had been conducted to identify the extent of the problem. He said the council was designing a roundabout for the intersection of Crane Road and Cecil Avenue.
A completion date had not yet been determined, he said, but a letter sent to residents last October states it "will be several years before this roundabout would be installed".