A four-year-old boy is recovering well after he was hit by a car outside Berkeley Primary School in Heston, yesterday (May 15).
The child who is in reception class at the school on Cranford Lane is reported to have suffered a bump to his head and leg, and some minor bruising.
Headteacher Kevin Prunty, said: "A 4 year-old reception child was hit by a car at the informal hump crossing point outside the main school gate of Berkeley Primary School.
"The boy was accompanied by his mother at the time but he was a short distance ahead of her at the point of collision.
"Thankfully, the injuries were not severe and the boy sustained a bump on his leg and some minor bruising.
"It was, of course, a scary incident for all and is an important reminder of the issues about road safety outside the school which the school and parents will continue to pursue with the council, using this scary incident as a warning of the dangers of a serious accident, or worse unless more is done to promote safety on the busy road outside the school."
A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said it had sent one ambulance crew to the scene and staff treated a young boy, who was taken to West Middlesex Hospital as precaution.
The school confirmed police also attended the scene and routinely breathalysed the driver. No arrest was made.
Peter Stumpf, head of school, has spoken to the mother on the phone and the boy was due to return to school as normal.
The other children in his class were told he was fine.
On Twitter, @ktmvalley asked: "Why there is no Lollypop lady in front of Berkeley primary school #heston #Hounslow ..her absents result an accident 2day hope little boy ok."
Mr Prunty said there is normally a school crossing patrol officer (lollipop lady) but she was off work this week and there appears to be no system for providing cover.
More on the school's call for urgent action on road safety for its pupils.