LITHONIA, Ga. (CNN) – A Georgia girl badly hurt when a hit-and-run driver slammed his car into her last month is recovering.
“I’m doing good. I feel better and I’m out of the hospital. It feels amazing,” said LaDerihanna Holmes. “I try not to think about it as much as I can.”
The 9-year-old was playing in the front yard of her home in the Atlanta-area when a car came flying at her. She suffered a fractured skull and shattered pelvis.
The driver, Gabriel Fordham, said he was pistol-whipped by a carjacker and was unconscious at the time of the accident.
LaDerihanna Holmes’ mother Charlette Bolton says that isn’t the truth.
“The suspect is a liar. He claims that some strange man jumped in his vehicle. So I plan on justice being served,” she said. “I plan on being there to speak against him getting bond and if he does get bond I hope it’s very high that he can’t afford to get out. He does not deserve to be on the street.”
Bolton made good on her promise Monday, testifying against the suspect in court. The judge denied him bond and revealed the suspect has a criminal history spanning several years.