Police Search For Injured Driver After Wreck

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Fort Smith police and fire officials are searching for a driver they believe was injured in an early morning accident in Fort Smith on Thursday (Nov. 28).

The single-car accident happened on 70th Street and Dallas Drive. Because of the damage to the car, authorities said they believe the driver was injured in the accident. However, the driver left the scene before crews got on site, authorities said.

Police said they believe the driver may have hit some gravel near a construction site, causing the car to skid. Authorities said they believe the driver then over-corrected and hit a gas meter at the Sebastian County Health Department before coming to a stop.

The car is registered to a company in Atlanta instead of a single person, which authorities said makes it harder to figure out who they are looking for.

Police are checking local hotels to see if the driver is from out of town.

Gas service to the health unit that was hit will be shut off while the meter is repaired.

Anyone with any information about the driver or this accident is asked to please call the River Valley Crimestoppers tip line at (479) 78-CRIME.

2 comments

  • joesumone

    So instead of contacting the company with the plate number and VIN and finding out who is in Fort Smith on business, the FSPD will be asking the local hotels, occupied by guests from other parts of the state and country, if anyone was involved in an auto wreck. Always remember, guilty until proven innocent.

    • Michael

      I imagine it would be hard contacting a company on Thanksgiving, you know, being that they would be closed. And plus the news doesn’t have the entire story, only what the FSPD has released.

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