Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer West investigated a Jeep vs pedestrian vs building injury crash early this morning on Central Avenue near Bridge Street.
Evidence at the scene suggested that the Northbound Jeep crossed the center line, hopped the left curb, mowed down at least 1 street sign and struck a pedestrian.
According to a witness at the scene, the pedestrian became pinned between the Jeep and the building. The building received significant damage from the collision.
Witnesses at the scene told me that following the crash, the Jeep backed away from the building, allowing the injured victim to get free from the wreckage.
A witness at the scene told me that an off-duty LifeNet Medic was jogging through the area at the time. The medic stopped at the scene and initiated medical care for the victim. I was also told that everybody from Maxine’s ran down to assist as well.
Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly. They blocked traffic, assisted with medical care, assisted with debris cleanup and otherwise assisted as needed.
LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew to the scene. They transported the injured person to the hospital.
Hot Springs Police made at least 1 arrest at this scene – charges are unknown.
Traffic flow was interrupted for about 1.25 hours.