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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

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    Caught on Camera: Terrifying Hit and Run of Child

    A manhunt is underway following a terrifying hit-and-run accident in DeKalb County, Georgia. Video obtained by NBC News shows the moment a car plowed into two girls and through the side of a house as they played in the front yard of the home Friday. Miraculously, no one was killed in the shocking incident. Surveillance video recorded from a camera mounted on the damaged home shows the two girl - 11 and 12 years old - playing just outside the front of the home. Suddenly, a car can be seen careening down the street and hitting a curb before blowing through the intersection. In the next instant, the car is in the front yard and slams into the two girls. After a few seconds, the driver of the car can be seen running away from the house and down the street as people from inside the house flood outside in disbelief. (Published Monday, April 1, 2019)

    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.