Ark. woman, infant injured after street sweeper crashes into home

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – According to Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, a large piece of machinery similar to a street-sweeper “entered a house” in Benton County injuring two people Tuesday morning.

Benton County Communications Director Channing Barker said that crews have been improving roads in the area and the broom sweeper was on a hill on Bonnabel Road. Crews believe the machine lost control down the hill and crashed into the home on Canal Street.

CBS affiliate 5NEWS reports that a mother and her infant daughter were trapped under the machine until crews were able to free them later. One was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital, and the other was driven to an area hospital.

A road worker was in the machine at the time of the incident and was also taken to an area hospital. Jenkins said all injuries were considered to be serious.

Stay with THV11 and thv11.com for more details as they become available.

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