8-year-old girl survives hit and run accident near 35th and North

"Just left her in the middle of the street."
Posted at 10:09 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 23:09:26-04

The mother of an 8-year-old girl hit by a truck badly injured is making a public plea for the driver responsible. 

According to Milwaukee Police, the accident happened Wednesday, Oct. 24, near 35th Street and North Avenue. 

The driver of a white pickup truck hit an 8-year-old girl, and the continued heading south on 35th Street. 

"You just changed my daughter's whole life," said Amber Robinson, the mother of the girl hit. 

Robinson says she had just gotten home from work when she got the call. 

"There had been an accident, Amiliana had been hit," she said. 

Robinson says the truck ran a red light before hitting Amiliana. 

"Just left her in the middle of the street," said Robinson. "Didn't stop, didn't ask no question, just kept going."

Amiliana was left with a fractured skull. She immediately went into surgery at Children's Hospital. 

"I didn't know what was going to be the outcome," said Robinson. "All I could do was pray and ask God to make sure my daughter was gonna be O.K." 

She says her daughter is doing better than expected, physically and mentally. 

"The scary part for me actually showing her her face and her hair and how was she gonna adjust with it all," said Robinson. "She still had that confidence. 'I'm still beautiful, I'm still pretty and I love it."

Milwaukee Police say they are looking into possible surveillance video in the case, but so far no one has been arrested. 

"It's just been stressful not knowing who did this," said Robinson. "So all I can say, I really hope the police department is doing their job they find out who did this." 

Robinson says they don't know if her daughter will have any long-term brain damage, but she is on anti-seizure medication right now as a precaution. 

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Milwaukee Police.