The boy was playing with a ball in his yard that reportedly was kicked into the street, and when he went to retrieve it, a truck hit him, according to police.
He was transported to Sparks Hospital for treatment of several broken ribs on the right side of his body, according to reports. He was then transferred to Children's Hospital in Little Rock as a precaution, police say.
Witnesses told police the hit-and-run vehicle was a newer model, dark colored SUV, possibly a Chevy Tahoe. One witness said the vehicle possibly had a white stripe or sticker along the top of the rear of the vehicle. No further description was available and the witnesses did not see a tag.
Police say the 17-year-old driver of the vehicle arrived at the police department along with his parents around 9:00 p.m.
The driver told officers he was driving down North Fifth Street on his way to church when he felt his vehicle collide with something. He said he drove to the Sonic on Midland and discovered damage to the front of his vehicle. He then went to church and told his parents that he had hit something. His parents contacted the police department and brought him in to give a statement.
He denied knowing what he had hit.
The juvenile was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and charged with felony leaving the scene of an injury accident.