At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon September 10, the Russellville Police Department, Russellville Fire Department Engine 4 and Pope County EMS 131 were dispatched to the area of the 2400 block of East Parkway Drive on a vehicle versus pedestrian accident.
Upon arrival of a RPD officer, westbound traffic on East Parkway Drive was stopped and detoured around the accident. EMS 131 personnel arrived on scene and made contact with the male patient who appeared to be suffering from hip pain. As EMS and RFD evaluated and immobilized the patient preparing him for transport, RPD officers obtained information from the driver of a Dodge Ram.
The injured patient was transported by Pope County EMS to Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment for the injuries he sustained.
RPD officers are continuing their investigation into how the accident occurred and at this time, no further information has been released.
The identity of the patient and his current condition are unknown.