UPDATED Wednesday, 12:22:
Greenbrier Police Department Lt. Rick Woody confirmed a 9-year-old child that was struck by a vehicle in front of Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School was not seriously injured.
After speaking with the child's father, Woody learned the child did not suffer from any broken bones but had some cuts and bruises. Woody said the driver of the vehicle was not speeding.
A witness said she saw the boy’s mother "tell her son that he could go, then tell him to come back."
"I was the first car turning out of Eastside," Brandy Lee-Pinkerton said. "It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. The driver was able to stop in a car’s length and was truly beside himself."
The child will be kept overnight at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock for further evaluation.
As students were arriving to school, a 9-year-old student was struck by a vehicle in front of Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School.
Principal Jeana Williams said the third-grade student appeared to be in stable condition and was taken by ambulance to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
"We are saddened by the accident that occurred this morning on Glenn Lane in front of Eastside Elementary School when a third grade student was hit by a passing automobile," she said in a statement.
Pending investigation, the Greenbrier Police Department was unable to release further details.
"The Greenbrier School District remains committed to the safety of all our children," Williams said in her statement Wednesday. "We also encourage patrons to be mindful of children during school hours."
The Log Cabin Democrat will continue following this story as more information becomes available.
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