Teen Hit by Vehicle near Rogers Elementary School

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- A teen was struck by a vehicle outside of an elementary school in Rogers on Thursday afternoon, officials say. 

The Rogers Fire Department said a 13-year-old boy was hit by a Ford Focus while he was crossing the middle of the road, not in a crosswalk.

Witnesses say that the teen was being chased by a dog when he ran into the middle of the road. 

Rogers Police and Firefighters were called to the incident site near Bonnie Grimes Elementary School at the 800 block of 13th Street. 

The teen was transported to Mercy Hospital and has a broken arm. 

The teen is a student at Elm Wood Middle School.

The driver is not being charged at this time. 

Rogers Public Schools has released the following statement. 

"Every day we want each one of our students to reach home safely and we appreciate all of the caution drivers show in school zones. An unfortunate accident happened to an Elmwood Middle School 8th grader walking home today as he tried to avoid a loose dog, but we are so happy that he is expected to be OK."

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. 

 


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