Georgia girl who survived car strike says miracles do happen

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LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) – A 9-year-old girl who survived being struck by a car that careened across the front yard of her Georgia home says she “thanks God a lot for miracles that happen.”

LaDerihanna Holmes spoke with NBC News from her wheelchair and says her goal is to get better “with the help from everybody in the world.”

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The network said the interview was scheduled to air Thursday evening on NBC Nightly News.

LaDerihanna suffered a fractured skull and broken pelvis in the March 29 crash in Lithonia, east of Atlanta.

Police have arrested a man they say was driving the car. Gabriel Jabri Fordham faces charges including hit-and-run and serious injury by vehicle. His lawyer says he was trying to fight off a carjacker at the time of the wreck.

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