Driver Charged With Plowing Car Into Girls Playing in Ga. Yard

Video of the scene showed a black sedan speed through a stop sign, on the the yard and into LaDerihanna and her friend

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of crashing his car into two girls playing in the front yard of a Georgia home, then fleeing the scene, NBC News reported.

One of the girls, 9-year-old LaDerihanna Holmes, was seriously injured in the hit-and-run crash Friday evening. Video of the scene showed a black sedan speed through a stop sign, on the the yard and into LaDerihanna and her friend.

Gabriel Jabri Fordham, 28, was arrested Tuesday and faces a felony charge of serious injury by vehicle and four misdemeanor charges, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said.

A family attorney told NBC affiliate WXIA that LaDerihanna's family knows she's lucky to be alive. The car "didn't just hit her, it threw her through a brick wall," he said.

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