Sherwood police were dispatched to the Shell gas station at the corner of Warden Road and Wildwood Avenue on May 31 in reference to a vehicle striking a pedestrian in the parking lot.
According to a police report, officers were called to the Shell station at 2:07 p.m. to talk with Billy Purifoy, 38, of Conway.
“Upon arrival, I was initially unable to locate anyone that had been struck by a vehicle,” stated Officer Keith Waymire. “A customer inside the store pointed out Billy Purifoy who was at the rear of the store working on the gas pump system.”
Waymire approached Purifoy and asked what happened, who told police he was not injured.
“Purifoy said that he was on his hands and knees, working on the gas pump system when he thought someone put their hands on his shoulders and was pushing on him,” according to the police report. “Purifoy said the pushing continued and he realized that a pickup truck was backing against him.”
Purifoy said he hit the truck with his wrench to get the driver’s attention and the truck stopped.
“Purifoy stated that the driver, Carol Williams, got out and checked on him and offered to drive him to the hospital,” states the police report. “Purifoy said he told Williams he was fine and he did not need to go to the hospital.”
Williams gave Purifoy her name, address and phone number and the two individuals parted company.
“Purifoy advised that he did not call 911 and he did not know who made the call,” Waymire said.
Witness Lauren McGriff of Sherwood told police she witnessed the incident.
MEMS ambulance service arrived at the scene but Purifoy told paramedics he was all right and did not need medical attention.
Police later called Williams, of North Little Rock, and advised her of the incident.
There were no injuries reported at the scene.