A hit-and-run accident in Springdale could have had dire consequences for one pedestrian, a 17-year-old who was struck while traveling along West End Street and Christian Avenue on Monday.
Sometime before 9:30 a.m., the unidentified victim was hit by a black 2012 Toyota Yaris, possibly driven by a young woman due to information provided by a witness. According to the news release issued by local police, the victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene of the accident. Treatment was provided by the Springdale Fire Department.
The witness reported the Toyota Yaris traveled southbound on West End Street as it fled the scene. The police department’s statement confirmed that a vehicle matching the description given by the witness was found nearby, with the license plate number 067-SOX.
This was a very lucky outcome for the pedestrian, and Bailey & Oliver sends our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the man and his family. Hit-and-run accidents are not uncommon in Arkansas. There are many reasons that drivers choose to leave the scene of an accident, but the one uniting factor is the desire to escape the consequences of the crash.
In our state, failing to provide information about a crash or failing to render aid is a crime. Hit-and-run collisions are illegal. Our car accident lawyers believe that those who do harm must face the consequences of their actions, and that victims deserve justice.
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