Child in the hospital following a hit and run accident

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) –A seven-year-old is in the hospital tonight following a hit and run accident in Paragould.

According to the Paragould Police Department, the child was heading to the bus stop shortly after seven o'clock in the morning, when a van hit the child at the intersection of Rector Street and Bard Street.

The child was taken to the hospital and later transferred to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center (AMMC).

At this time, the extent of the child's injuries are unknown.

The accident has been handed over to Paragould's Criminal Investigation Division for examination.

Region 8 News will continue tracking this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.

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