Around 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, a 17 year old male was a victim of a hit and run accident.
The teen was riding his dirt bike on Highway 378, near the intersection of Highway 71, when he was reportedly struck by a smaller silver or gray four door SUV.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, the occupants of that vehicle stopped and moved the victim off the highway before fleeing the scene on Highway 71.
The boy is said to have sustained serious injuries, including multiple broken bones and a ruptured spleen. The teen was transported to a Fort Smith hospital.
The sheriff’s department advised that the suspect’s vehicle will likely have damage to the front end. The three occupants of that vehicle are described as young adult Caucasians, one male and two females.
If you have any information about the vehicle or the accident, you are asked to call the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 479-637-4155.