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14 News speaks to the victim of April's hit and run accident

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Now, nearly three months later, Aaron Henry says he's relieved an arrest has been made. Now, nearly three months later, Aaron Henry says he's relieved an arrest has been made.
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

New Friday night, reaction to an arrest in a hit and run accident that happened in April.

Authorities say 24-year-old Brittany Bauman of Mt. Vernon is now free on bond after turning herself in at the Gibson County Jail Friday afternoon.

A bicyclist was seriously injured and Friday night, we heard from the victim and his mother.

Highway 41 and Coalmine Road is where authorities say the suspect finally stopped to remove the bike from the bottom of her vehicle. Police say the collision that severely injured a 23-year-old man happened a bit further south.

"It's not fair. They left my son to die on the side of the road like a dog, when you hit a dog, and didn't even care," said the victim's mother.

One week after Aaron Henry was nearly killed, his mom Sharon talked to 14 News.

Now, nearly three months later, Aaron Henry says he's relieved an arrest has been made.

"What if that was your kid, what if I hit your kid? How bad would you feel?" Aaron asked.

Pictures show Aaron Henry after he was airlifted. He says he was in a coma for seven days.

Police say when Brittany Bauman's vehicle struck his bike, Henry was thrown and hit the vehicle's windshield.

Henry says he still has a broken back and neck.

"It happened so fast," he recalled. "And now I got to live with it for the rest of my life."

State Police say Bauman didn't report the crash until 21 hours later.

Investigators say immediately following the accident, she drove her car to be fixed and reported hitting a deer.

On Friday, Bauman turned herself in at the Gibson County Jail. Now, the Henry family says the healing can begin.

"I feel better that justice is maybe going to happen," said the victim's mother.

"I'm glad I'm getting justice out of this. My feeling would have been a lot different if she would have stopped and waited until help got there, at least cared a little bit for me," Aaron said.

The Gibson County Prosecutor said charges were not filed in this case until they could positively determine exactly who was behind the wheel.

The case was in review for months and troopers were asked to verify additional information.

Bauman is charged with a felony for failure to stop. She has been released from jail on a $750 cash bond.

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