The hit-and-run driver who severely injured a child walking to school is heading to prison for two and a half years.
Kelly Fleming hit 11-year old Alexis Blackmore earlier in the school year as she was walking to a bus stop in Port St. Lucie. Alexis was very badly hurt. She is now confined to a wheel-chair.
After police tracked down Fleming, he told them he thought he hit a mail-box. "I told the policeman what happened, and he told me I did not hit a mailbox, I hit a child," he told the Judge in court yesterday. He went on to apologize to the girl's mother, saying, "I hope she is okay, in God's name."