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Police: Georgia hit-and-run driver in custody

The victim suffered a fractured skull and shattered pelvis.
Posted at 6:17 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 06:35:26-04

The driver involved in the hit-and-run of a nine-year-old girl as she played in the front yard of her Atlanta area home is now in custody.

In a video released, you can see the car flying over the curb and speeding toward nine-year-old Laderihanna Holmes.

Holmes suffered a fractured skull and shattered pelvis.

The driver left the scene, but reports say Gabriel Fordham turned himself in Tuesday.

His attorney says Fordham is remorseful, and also alleged that he was fighting off a carjacker when the crash happened.

"Someone jumped in his vehicle with a pistol, put the gun to his face, made him drive, and the whole time my client was this guy was kind of directing the path," said Ryan Williams, Fordham's Attorney.

The young girl's mother says she is in stable condition. A GoFundMe page for her medical bills has already raised more than $44,000.