MENA, Ark. (AP) — Mena police have arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run that seriously injured a 1-year-old girl.
Detective Brandon Martin said Thursday that police believe the girl wandered onto the street where she was hit by a truck just before 7:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say the driver left the scene while the girl was airlifted to the Arkansas Children's Hospital where a hospital spokeswoman said she was in serious condition on Thursday.
Police say the GMC logo of the driver's truck broke off at the scene. That fragment, combined with eyewitness accounts, led police to arrest a man Wednesday afternoon for leaving the scene of the accident.
Police don't think drugs or alcohol were involved and are withholding the man's name until charges are filed.
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