Man arrested in hit-and-run of little girl

August 29, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Richmond County investigators have arrested a man in the hit-and-run accident of a little girl.

Jimmy Lee Chapman is charged with going too fast for conditions, hit and run and having a suspended license.

The child was struck on Fairhope Street after 5 o'clock yesterday. She is at MCG. There's no word on her condition.


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  • by Angela on Sep 6, 2007 at 07:10 PM
    Brittany, please....this man hit a child and then drove off. The mother does not deserve to get charged. If would have been different if he would have stayed there, he still would have went to jail driving with a suspended license. So what if she was in the road, he still hit and ran, which is morally wrong whether it be a child or an adult. You have to understand that he was wrong, and now he has to pay for what he has done. God will forgive him.
  • by brittany bennett on Sep 4, 2007 at 06:50 AM
    iam going to still love him regardless so who erver dont like it get over it he is my baby daddy its not right and stuff so may good with him and who ever sayed check my morlas you need to check yours and stuff may god be with you
  • by brittany Location: augusta on Sep 4, 2007 at 06:46 AM
    hes in jail the mother needs to go to jail becouse were was she when she got hit no were to be around and stuff yes i no he needs to be in jail i used to talk to him iam not saying that that right becouse no child desves to get hit she i no the childs mother becosue she lives in my nabor hood and stuff what about if it was your child that got hit
  • by brittany Location: augusta on Sep 4, 2007 at 06:42 AM
    well i used to talk to the man u got locked up and stuff and i fell sorry fir him some what that was my baby daddy and what come around goes around he will be areright so he needs to watch hoe he talk to ppls cause he talk to me any kida way and stuff so he have timne ti thank abouthis actions while he got that time in jail he thank next time before he drives without suspendended licines
  • by Terry Location: home on Aug 30, 2007 at 03:52 PM
    I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. I complained about teens and unsupervised toddlers refusing to move out of the road in our well-traveled subdivision and taunting you when you had to idle your car to poke along behind them so you didn't get hit trying to go around them (short sight distances), that I often turned around and went completely around the block to come into my driveway from another direction to avoid them. Who has the time or the money to keep doing that? Authorities suggested I talk to their parents. Believe me you don't want to do that. I don't talk to parents who can't say one sentence without using two vulgarities, even when they are in a GOOD mood. One of the families moved to a lesser-traveled street nearby and the MOM managed to get hit by one of her new neighbors. I rest my case.
  • by Kenisha Jones Location: Augusta on Aug 30, 2007 at 07:19 AM
    It's a sad situation to see a human being hit an innocent child and drive off. The mother was right there with her child, but it could have happened to any of us. And as for Brittany, sweetie HE needs to go to jail, not the mother. Check your morals. God forgives us all.
  • by brittany bennett Location: augusta on Aug 30, 2007 at 05:18 AM
    ok the girl shouldent of been in the road in the first place iam not saying that it is right no but were was the mother when all this was taking place ok i talk to him and i was kinda hurt when he had got locked up i was crying and stuff becouse now i dont have nobody to talk to but like i sayed to mother should get charged to if he is going to get charged becouse that is not right it really isint iam kinda mad becouse thats not fair
  • by Judy Location: Hephizbah Ga on Aug 29, 2007 at 04:50 PM
    I am afraid this is going to happen on my street Parick ave in Heph The cars go very fast up and down this Street even though we have a 4 way stop I have seen more car run this stop sign then red light . We have a lot of children that walk .play and ride there bikes and skate boards on Patrick ave these people do not care Most of them are drug related people young adults who know better but do not care .They even swirve there cars at the young people and think it is funny .We have a lot of children that wait for busies at this Stop sign . And at there houses even that early in the morning the loud cars with there radios Are at no slower speed.They people driven so fast dont look or slow down for nothing. I am only glad that the 10 to 15 squires that are killed every week is not someones child
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