NewCoin2014 Front TransparentBenton Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident near the intersection of Alcoa and Benton Parkway just after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, officers discovered a female victim. The juvenile, age 9, was transported to an area hospital for treatment, where she remains in critical condition. The victim’s 15-year-old sister also sustained minor injuries.

The BNPD Criminal Investigations Division, in partnership with the Accident Reconstruction Team, has assumed the investigation. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is giving full cooperation.

It remains an active/ongoing investigation. 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