HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Some residents in the Hot Springs area are working together to raise money for a woman injured in a Halloween night car wreck.
Jennifer Rowton was injured while trick-or-treating with her children when, police say, a woman drove erratically through the neighborhood and ran over Rowton's foot. The suspect, Twila Watson, was arrested and faces multiple charges. Authorities said Rowton tried to stop the car Watson was driving when she was run over.
Prosecutor Steve Oliver said he is gathering information from the Garland County Sheriff's Office to give a final report on charges; he said Watson should be officially charged by January 14, 2014.
While charges are being reviewed and Watson awaits further court appearances, the community is coming together to help Rowton. After spending eight days in the hospital, much of it in intensive care, Rowton is back home and working on months of rehabilitation to gain use back to her legs. The community has set up a fund to help the Rowton family with medical bills and other unexpected expenses.
Information to donate to the fund:
The Jennifer Rowton Fund
Malvern National Bank
321 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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