Pine Bluff hit-and-run injures two, one victim speaks out

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - One of the pedestrian victims in a Pine Bluff hit-and-run is sharing his story with Today's THV. It happened late Friday night sending him and his friend to the hospital.

Erick Green says that he and his friend Jonathan Haney were walking from his cousin's house to another friend's home late Friday night when a driver came up from behind, struck the two of them and took off. Green is OK but Haney is in critical condition at UAMS.

"We were leaving from my cousin's house and we were walking down this way as we are now," Green said.

With his cousin by his side for comfort, Erick Green walks us through the hit-and-run case that he and a friend suddenly become part of late Friday in Pine Bluff.

"When it hit me I turned to the side like this, I turned to the side and that's when I saw him falling off the car and I ran to go get help," Green said.

Green was walking just before midnight with 20-year-old Jonathan Haney. They were eastbound on West 6th Avenue near Young Street when Green says a Black SUV hit them from behind.

"Didn't try to stop, try to see if we were OK and just kept going," Green said.

The SUV's impact left Green with a cut on his elbow and Haney in worse shape.

"He wasn't responding to nothing that I said or said to him, nothing when I went to him," Green said.

"He's been transferred to UAMS, his injuries are severe," Captain Greg Shapiro said.

Captain Greg Shapiro with Pine Bluff Police says they don't know yet what caused the hit and run.

"We want anyone that knows a person that was possibly operating a Black SUV on Friday night in Pine Bluff that has some damage now to contact us as soon as possible," Captain Shapiro said.

"I don't why he even came so close, he was supposed to be in that lane," Green said.

Green is left wondering why this all happenedand praying for his friend.

"Thinking of my homeboy, trying to make sure he's alright, I've been trying to call and check on him," Green said.

Green says, as for anyone out there perhaps targeting him or Haney, he can't think of anyone doing so.

Anyone with information on this caseshould call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090 or the dispatch center at (870)541-5300. All calls will be kept confidential and a reward is available for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s). Anonymous tips can be submitted through our website at or through our Facebook page. To text your anonymous tip to Detectives, text to CRIMES then put "PBPD" with your message.


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