2 officers seriously injured after being struck by suspect vehicle

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Two police officers in Arkansas were seriously injured after they were hit by a suspect’s vehicle early this morning. 

Both officers are being treated for severe but not life threatening injuries. 

At 3:20 a.m. Friday the Springdale Police Department received a call about suspicious activity in the area of 707 Woodridge Drive. 

The caller stated he was on his way home from work and could see two people on the security camera outside his house. 

Officers arrived on the scene and began checking the area. 

The officers found several subjects inside a stolen Nissan Altima with the lights off. 

When Officer Booth approached the car to make contact, the vehicle sped off striking the officer; throwing him up onto the hood. 

Officer Hoffman was also hit as the car sped away. 

The vehicle eventually hit the caller in his vehicle head on, according to a news release. All occupants fled on foot. 

A search ensued, involving a Springdale Police K-9 Unit. Four suspects have been caught and arrested. Investigation is ongoing, and others may still be at large. 

Officers Booth and Officer Hoffman were transported to Northwest Medical Center with severe, but not life threatening injuries. 

The original caller sustained minor injuries and was not transported. 

SPD Detectives and Accident Reconstructionist are working the scene. 

Authorities have not yet released suspect information or charges they could face.

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