Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer First Class Caldwell investigated a hit & run crash this weekend where a vehicle crashed into a child’s bedroom and then fled the scene.
Evidence at the scene suggested that the Westbound vehicle was traveling on Hermlee Street, ran the stop sign at Elice Circle, crossed both lanes of Elice Circle, entered the driveway to a house, turned sharply to the right just before colliding with the house, entered the grass, crossed into the neighbor’s yard and then slammed into the exterior wall of the neighbor’s house. After impact, the suspect vehicle backed up and drove away. Pieces of the vehicle were deposited at the scene and detectives are on it.
The out of control vehicle also took out a small tree/bush or 2, some grass a gutter and a natural gas meter.
The wall that the vehicle hit is an exterior wall to a child’s bedroom. The family was not at home at the time of the collision.
Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and handled the natural gas leak that was coming from the demolished gas meter.
Any possible injury involved with this crash is unknown.
Centerpoint Energy came out and turned off the gas.
HSPD is investigating.