On May 22nd, 2021, Arkansas police officer Rashaud Williams hit a pedestrian, Tony Harrison, with his patrol car. Harrison claims the officer was driving distracted.
Traffic camera footage shows at 3:12 PM at the intersection of 12th Street and Peyton, Little Rock police officer Rashaud Williams turned a corner and struck Tony Harrison. The police car’s impact caused Harrison to be thrown onto the hood of the car and fall into the road. After the collision, Williams stopped his vehicle and asked Harrison if he was ok. His reply: “No.”
Following the hit, Harrison has been in and out of hospitals with bruised ribs, a fractured elbow, and trouble walking. He has hired an attorney as he deals with medical bills moving forward.
As for Officer Williams, he will continue to work while the case is under review by the officer’s supervisor and an accident review committee. He will be taken off the force only if he is found guilty of showing “gross negligence” in the collision.
Unfortunately, this type of accident is becoming more and more common in Little Rock — and across the country. In 2020 alone, Little Rock saw five times more pedestrian accidents than in 2019. Pedestrian accidents are much more likely to be fatal or result in life-changing injuries.
Attorney Justin Minton has experience as an insurance adjuster and has experience in personal injury cases like these. The personal injury lawyers at the Minton Law Firm have established a record of success in cases related to traffic accidents, personal injury, powerful corporations, and bad faith insurance. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in Little Rock or the surrounding areas, or you’ve lost a loved one in one, call the Minton Law Firm at (501) 794-0001. You can also fill out our online form to set up a free consultation.