Update: Two students waiting for school bus struck by car in Norfork

Two students who were waiting on the school bus Thursday morning were struck by an SUV in downtown Norfork. According to information from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, the unidentified students, ages 15 and 13, were injured, but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The sheriff’s office reports a deputy responded to a car vs. pedestrian accident occurring at 7:26 on the corner of Third and Main Streets in Norfork. When he arrived along with a Baxter Regional Medical Center ambulance, two other deputies and personnel from Norfork Fire and Rescue were already on the scene.

An officer made contact with the driver of the SUV, 57-year-old Carol Boviall of Norfork, who said she was backing out of the driveway and did not see the children sitting on the ground waiting for the school bus. Both children were transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The criminal investigation division was notified, and investigators arrived just after 8:00 and advised the officer to transport Boviall to the hospital for a blood test. Boviall was checked by emergency room staff and then consented to the blood test. She was later transported to the CID for further investigation, and her blood sample will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for analysis.

No citations have been issued pending further investigation from the sheriff’s office.

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