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Police still looking for driver who hit 3-year-old

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are asking your help in finding the driver that struck and critically injured a 3-year-old child. It happened around 7 o'clock Monday night in Sherwood.

Police are not releasing the child's name or family information but said the 3-year-old is in critical condition at Arkansas Children's Hospital. The driver that struck the child is still on the loose.

"At approximately 7 pm, we got a call of a pedestrian hit and run accident," said Officer Richard Harper with the Sherwood Police Department.

3-year-old child struck by a vehicle while playing in the parking lot of the Park Crest Apartments.

"The little bit of information we did have was either a red SUV or a red pickup truck had struck the child and then left the scene," said Officer Harper.

The child was rushed to Arkansas Children's Hospital and remains in critical condition. Right now, Officer Harper said, police are still searching for leads. He said anyone in the area at the time could have seen something that could be valuable information they need to catch the driver responsible.

"Someone out there has information that we need to help this family. The family is having a hard time dealing with this, the community as well, and I'm sure that driver is having a hard time dealing with it but they need to come forward so we can deal with this," said Officer Harper.

Officer Harper said it is not uncommon for children to be playing in the area. He added that several young families live at the gated complex.

THV 11 asked to speak with apartment managers, but they had no comment and asked us not to speak with residents.

Police are still searching for the red SUV or pick-up truck spotted at the scene. If you have any information, you are encouraged to contact Sherwood Police at (501) 835-1425.


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