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VAN BUREN, Ark. (KFSM) — A child was struck by a car around the 200 block of Azure Hills Dr. in Van Buren Thursday (April 25) evening.

According to Sgt. Jonathan Wear of the Van Buren Police, the 6-year-old boy was struck by a northbound vehicle about 9 p.m. in the 200 block of Azure Hills Drive.

The boy received "severe injuries" as a result of the accident, Sgt. Wear said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith before being flown to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, where he is in critical condition.

Sgt. Wear said the driver was given a field sobriety test and submitted a toxicology sample, as per Arkansas state law. The driver has not been charged, but police said standard procedure is to forward findings of the investigation to the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for review and to determine if any charges will be filed.

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