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Maumelle kindergartner struck by vehicle expected to be OK
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Maumelle kindergartner struck by vehicle expected to be OK

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) – A kindergarten boy and a security guard were hit by a car outside a school on Friday morning.

According to Capt. Jim Hansard with the Maumelle Police Department, the child and a Pulaski County security guard were hit by a Chevy Tahoe while on the crosswalk outside Pine Forest Elementary in Maumelle around 7:30 a.m.

The Maumelle Fire Department stated that the child was airlifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital with a broken femur, part of his ear ripped off, and other internal injuries. The security guard sustained minor injuries and did not require ambulance transportation.

According to the Jessica Williams, who spoke with THV11, her nephew, 6-year-old Zachary Mathis, is expected to be OK.  

The driver, Chasity Phillips, 35, was arrested, and charges are pending. According to police, Phillips was driving on a suspended license for DWI and has a child who goes to Pine Forest Elementary.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.

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