BENTON, Ark. – A nine-year-old girl is in critical condition after being hit by a car Tuesday evening.

The Benton Police Department (BNPD) says it happened just after 7 p.m. near the intersection of Alcoa Rd.and Benton Parkway. 

The victim’s 15-year-old sister had minor injuries, police say.

An investigation is underway by the BNPD Criminal Investigations Division and the Accident Reconstruction Team.

Police say the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and gave full cooperation. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message, via the official Benton Police Department app available on iTunes and Google Play or at