At 6:34 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a one vehicle accident with injuries on Hwy 115 outside Smithville. Smithville Fire Department, AET Ambulance and Lynn Fire Department responded to the area to find the vehicle was abandoned and the driver was missing.
Sharp County Deputies were in the area, witnesses stated the subject fled on foot into the woods after the accident. Lawrence County Deputies arrived on scene and searched the area until well after dark.
At 9:25 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch received another call stating the suspect had walked out of the woods and flagged down a motorist, the subject was injured and required medical attention.
A medical helicopter was requested by medics, the subject was flown to a hospital in Memphis for treatment of of injuries.
No word on formal charges at this time, for information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office, visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .
For more information on AET Ambulance of Imboden and Walnut Ridge, visit www.aetambulance.com .