Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Corporal Franklin supervised the investigation of what was reported as a hit & run injury crash yesterday on West Grand Avenue near Hazel Street.
As emergency response assets were en route to the crash, HSPD Dispatch advised officers that 1 of the drivers had fled from the scene on foot and was hiding in the bushes near Hazel Street. Officers located the man. I have no information on him or any possible charges that might be coming his way.
Evidence at the scene showed that 1 of the vehicles was Eastbound when it drove into the grassy median while negotiating a curve, struck a tree with the front passenger corner of the vehicle, entered the Westbound lanes of traffic, drove the wrong way on the one way street for a short distance, struck a vehicle head-on and came to final rest blocking a lane of traffic. The Westbound vehicle that was struck came to final rest blocking the other lane of traffic
Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly. They blocked traffic, assisted with patient care, assisted with cleanup duties and otherwise assisted as needed
LifeNet dispatched at least 1 Ambulance Crew and the EMS Supervisor to the scene. They met with occupants of the wrecked vehicles, but it is unknown to me whether anyone was transported to the hospital.
Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 45 minutes.