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TV appeal to find hit-and-run driver after toddler struck by car

By Alex Ross | Great Barr | Crime | Published:

An appeal to find the driver who left a toddler for dead in a hit-and-run crash in Great Barr will be televised today.

Myha Brown after the crash

Myha Brown, aged two, was left severely injured after being hit by a car, in Birmingham Road, on New Year's Eve.

She was hit by a vehicle after coming out of a service at Holy Name Parish Centre.

The driver failed to stop at the scene.

CCTV will be shown of the crash as part of an appeal being aired by the BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow Live today.

West Midlands Police said the driver had yet to be found.

Myha, who was aged one at the time of the crash, was treated for a blood clot on the brain.

She also suffered a broken jaw, ear and two breaks to her leg.

Despite this, Myha returned home in less than a month.

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Speaking at the time of the crash, her mother Tasha said: “All of a sudden I saw Myha dart towards the road.

"I turned and fell over in the mud because it had been raining on the grass.

"My other daughter ran after her, I tried to run after her, shouting her.

"My little one thought it was an 'ooh, chase me' kind of thing.

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"I saw the car coming and just couldn't get to grab her before the car came.

"The car tossed her up a bit and threw her one or two cars' length along the road."

"It didn't stop, it just carried on driving. Lots of people in the place at the time came running out straight over."

She added: "For someone to just drive off, not even stop and walk back down to the scene, nothing - to me it's just so heartless, its unreal."

The programme is on BBC One at 11am.

Alex Ross

By Alex Ross
Investigations Editor - @alexross_star

Investigations Editor at the Express & Star. Everyone has a story - tell me yours.

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