Man indicted in crash that hurt girl playing in yard

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A Georgia man has been indicted on charges of driving a car that hit and seriously injured a 9-year-old girl playing in her front yard in suburban Atlanta.

The DeKalb County district attorney's office said in a news release Thursday that 29-year-old Gabriel Jabri Fordham of Lithonia was indicted Tuesday in the March 29 crash. Charges include serious injury by vehicle and hit and run.

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Fordham's attorney, Gerald Griggs, says his client was trying to fight off a carjacker when the crash happened. Griggs said they plan a vigorous defense.

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The car careened into LaDerihanna Holmes in front her home in Lithonia, causing a fractured skull and broken pelvis, among other injuries. Another girl playing in the yard suffered cuts and bruises.

The crash was caught on dramatic surveillance video.

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