A SCHOOLBOY was injured in a road accident on a busy road as he was leaving school.

The eight-year-old, a pupil at Thomas Wedge CE School in Church Road, Saughall, received injuries to his chest and leg after he was involved in a collision with a car at 3.30pm on Monday.

The school, despite being located on a busy road, does not have a crossing patrol.

Headteacher Donna Prenton was not able to comment on the situation, but a letter has been sent to all parents stating that interviews will shortly be taking place to fill the post.

However, the school will be left without a crossing patrol until the vacancy has been filled.

One parent, who did not want to be named, said: “Parents are very anxious about the situation because you get a lot of traffic on Church Road, much of it travelling at speed, and the road was very icy.”

A Cheshire County Council spokesman said: “Thomas Wedge CE School has been without a crossing patrol since October due to the long-term absence of the current postholder.

“We do want school crossing patrols at every school but the lack of applicants is an ongoing problem. We are attempting to fill the post on a temporary basis and hope to make an appointment as soon as possible.

“Furthermore, it is hoped that a proposed pedestrian crossing will be in place prior to the school's amalgamation with The Ridings Community Infant School in September.”