Suspect in Harding Place hit-and-run surrenders to police

Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 4:38pm
Staff reports

A 20-year-old woman suspected of a Harding Place hit-and-run involving a mother and daughter turned herself over to police Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. Sept. 2 on Harding Place near Tampa Drive when Kristin Fendley, 20, allegedly struck Penny Johns, 48, and her 17-year-old daughter Victoria Johns as they walked along the side of the road.

Penny Johns is still recovering from serious leg and head injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Victoria was treated and released.

Police said someone provided information the day after the crash that led to Fendley as a suspect and that Fendley made statements to officers around the scene at the time of the crash.

Police also said a Plymouth sedan with a shattered windshield was recovered from Fendley’s residence on Electric Avenue. The windshield had fibers of hair and clothing lodged in the glass.

Fendley was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and driving on a suspended license. She has a previous conviction for driving without a license.

She is free on $12,000 bond.

13 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 9/30/10 at 3:31

In other words, she's basically screwed.

By: may not on 9/30/10 at 3:39

What utter disregard for those she hurt, that it took this girl (and her attorney, of course) almost a month to turn herself in! I'll let the courts try this case but she wouldn't want me on that jury. I'm shocked at the paltry bond. Clearly taking her license away has no effect on this criminal. She should be tried as a habitual offender and sentenced to jail time and restitution for her poor victims.

By: shinestx on 10/1/10 at 5:09

For some reason, I suspect this little sh!t was texting while driving. I see people (mostly young women) doing it while driving all the time. It's like an epidemic.

By: girliegirl on 10/1/10 at 7:00

@shinestx I agree with the texting suspicion. This is exactly why those "bike lanes" all over town are such a seriously bad idea. Do we really need hundreds of dead or seriously/permanently injured victims on our insurance plans?

By: HighlyAnnoyed on 10/1/10 at 7:48

I agree about the texting. If they would make it legal to take cell phones from people that are texting and driving and break them before applying a firm bitch slap to the offender, that would really help. I've had to restraint myself from doing this to idiots that just won't pay attention to the road because of texting.

By: richgoose on 10/1/10 at 7:56

This girl has now reached the pinnacle of her demise into the world of nothing good will ever happen again. She will for the rest of her life be a solid member of the underclass.

By: fightcrib on 10/1/10 at 8:44

She was either texting, drunk or both. If she was drunk than she is the kind of girl dangerlover would go for.

By: AmyLiorate on 10/1/10 at 9:10

Right girlie... since a few people are reckless we should cause all the other innocent people to go without.

Come on, that is not what America is supposed to be about!

Punish the criminals not everyone else. In this case it was two walkers. Sidewalks are dangerously close to the roadways where cars travel 40 and 50 mph! Should we get rid of all sidewalks?

Should every road be walled off from pedestrians?

This driver left the scene of an injury and waited her sweet time to confess. She should be punished to the maximum and that would serve as an example for everyone else.

She'll probably get a slap on the wrist and behind the wheel in no time.

By: HighlyAnnoyed on 10/1/10 at 9:34

AmyLiorate - She's out on bond. I'll bet money she's already driving again. She obviously has no sense of responsibility.

By: yucchhii on 10/1/10 at 2:17

I believe the the law was passed that there be NO TEXTING while driving...I'm quite sure they know that "TALKING" on a cellphone is JUST AS BAD! I was almost hit by a person while talking on a cellphone and NOT paying attention to what's going on around the vehicle. I jumped off a bicycle comming across the front of an entrance of a parking lot. A car was comming up to that sidewalk as I was halfway across. The person was on a cellphone and screeched on the brakes not even a foot away as I jumped off my bike. I was sure to SCREAM OUT 'GET THE @#&* OFF THAT &#@&ING PHONE!!!!! I'm quite sure the person on the other end of that conversation HEARD THAT!!!! If you don't have a BLUETOOTH and a way to dial without looking at the phone, STAY THE @#*& OFF THE PHONE" or you WILL make me rich!!! That's a promise!!!!

By: courier37027 on 10/1/10 at 6:48

"Right girlie... since a few people are reckless we should cause all the other innocent people to go without. Come on, that is not what America is supposed to be about!"

The Patriot Act was passed under this logic and hysteria.

By: JoshuaHardin25 on 10/25/10 at 8:16

I know this girl personally and I can say first hand she was not texting and driving, she was high. This girl is an IV drug user with dilaudid and Roxy's, and the picture shown here shows it. Her eyes aren't sunk in like that because of crying, its because she is a junkie. I think its terrible that our court system is so screwed up that she is only getting charged with 2 misdemeanors rather than the felonies that she deserves. She actually tried to use the excuse that she thought it was a rock that hit her windshield.. I mean how dumb does she think we are? There was blood and hair fragments found in her SHATTERED windshield... since when do rocks have hair and bleed? This girl deserves to do some time in jail and honestly I think in the penitentiary. Maybe if they let her ass get passed around for a few items each then she might actually learn her lesson. I hope she rots in jail, dumb whore!

By: Brittany HER SISTER on 3/20/11 at 10:30

Your the insignificant coward that is just angry because she would NOT screw you. You are slandering her name and continue to do so you will be pursued legally . Do not be childish. I know that you are a junkie yourself because I have seen you do it PERSONALLY. I have seen you walk in a 'unknown person's home'' and crush a dilaudid down, put it in a syringe an shoot it in to your vein. Would you like me to continue?????????