A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem for the personal injuries she suffered in a hit-and-run collision on Fairfield Road on the evening of January 9, according to police in High Point.


Police said a speeding Toyota Corolla collided with the rear of a Mercury Tracer that was heading in the same direction. The Corolla’s driver then fled the scene.


The grandparents of the injured girl received transport to High Point Regional Hospital for injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.


The Corolla’s driver, 40-year-old Sophia resident John Jamie Kennedy, was later arrested at an Archdale residence. He was charged with DWI, three counts of hit-and-run, driving on a revoked license, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony serious injury by a motor vehicle.


Police said Kennedy also had three outstanding warrants for probation violation. He’s being held on an $85,100 bond.

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