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story.lead_photo.caption Springdale police officers Ashley Booth (left) and Annelisa Hoffman

SPRINGDALE -- Two Springdale police offers suffered serious but nonlife-threatening injuries early this morning after they were hit by a stolen car, police said.

Around 3:20 a.m. today, Springdale police received a call about suspicious people in the area of 707 Woodridge Drive. The caller said he was on his way home from work and could see two people on the security camera outside his house, according to a Police Department news release.

Officers arrived at the home and began to check the area. They located several people inside a stolen Nissan Altima with the headlights off. Officer Ashley Booth approached the car to make contact, and it fled at a high rate of speed, striking Booth and throwing him onto the hood. Officer Annelisa Hoffman was also hit as the car sped away, according the news release.

Booth has been with the department 12 years, and Hoffman has been with the department 3 1/2 years, said Derek Hudson with the Police Department.

The car eventually hit the homeowner in his vehicle head on. All occupants of the stolen car fled on foot. A search ensued, involving a Springdale K-9 unit. Four suspects later were arrested, according the news release. No other details on the arrest are immediately available.

Booth and Hoffman were taken to Northwest Medical Center with severe, but nonlife-threatening injuries. The homeowner sustained minor injuries and was not transported, according the news release.

Detectives and accident reconstructionist are working the scene.

NW News on 10/13/2018

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