A mum of a toddler left for dead when she was mown down in a hit-and-run collision have released photos of her shocking injuries in a bid to catch the “scumbag” driver.
Little Myha Brown was knocked down by an Audi when she ran into the road after leaving a church service with her family on New Year’s Eve.
The tot, who turns two on January 15, was hurled more than 10ft into the air but the car failed to stop and drove off.
The collision happened as the family left Holy Name Church in Great Barr, Birmingham, at 9.55pm on Sunday (31/12).
Myha was rushed to hospital where she was resuscitated multiple times and treated for a blood clot on the brain.
She also suffered a broken jaw, broken ear and two breaks in her leg.
Mum Tasha, 40, has shared pictures of Myha’s injuries on Facebook in a bid to catch the driver.
One image shows the toddler asleep with tubes in her nose and a cast on her right leg.
Another shows a bandaged right hand and cuts to her face, while one shows dried blood in her left ear and deep grazes down her jawline.
She was discharged from Birmingham Children’s Hospital on Thursday (4/1) evening, but her mum says she has been left scarred for life.
Mum-of-four Tasha, from Great Barr, said: “We had gone out to a New Year’s Eve family thing at the parish church.
“We had been there half-an-hour and my partner and friend came out the front doors.
“They were going to the shop across the road before it closed.
“My older daughter Laila was inside the disco with Myha – they were dancing, running around, having a laugh.
“She came out with her and said, ‘it’s really hot in there, I’ve come out for some fresh air.’
“They were just by me, laughing and giggling.
“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.
“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 was unconscious when I approached her and had blood coming out of her ears.
“A guy got down straight away and gave her mouth-to-mouth.
“Another lady who came was a nurse, she did what she thought was right to do at the time, holding her still.
“I took my coat off and somebody else did and put them over her.
“Emergency services were called, they came within five minutes and did what they needed to do and took her via blue light to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“When we got there, I wanted to go but I couldn’t, I was too traumatised.
“She had a CT scan on head and neck said she had a clot on the brain, a broken jaw in two places, a bone fracture in her ear, two breaks in her leg and general really bad scratches and bruises and bumps on her head and various other parts of her body.
“Really quite bad but in effect I can’t believe how lucky I am to still have her.
“I really thought she wasn’t going to be alive.
“I thought no way is she still going to be okay.
“Everything going on around me was a bit of a blur.”
Tasha, who also has daughter Laila, eight, and sons Rio, 11 and Callum, 22, has released pictures of Myha in a bid to catch the driver.
The mum, who lives with fiance Andrew, 40, a window installer, 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.
“I’m a driver myself, it is a main busy road, it was dark, they probably were doing the speed limit – if doing the average 40mph, it seemed fast to me but 40mph is quite quick.
“You never think it will happen to you, it was just a tragic accident and that driver should have stopped.
“I could understand they couldn’t see her and she just ran out.
“I just can’t accept the fact they drove off and left.
“She’s home now but it’s only been four days, it’s still early days.
“She is going to be up and down to the orthopaedics for facial injuries for most of her life now.
“They couldn’t put any plates in because she is only a baby.
“Her face still has to grow a substantial amount.
“It’s to the side, she hasn’t got a bite, it’s lopsided and obviously going to grow and heal in that position.
“It will stay with her for most of her life and they said when she is in her teens and they are happy her bones are growing properly, they can take her in, break her jaw and re-set it.
“She had quite a bad laceration to her chin which has been stitched up which will leave a nasty scar.
“It is horrible, thank the Lord it could have been a different case which I thought it was at the time.
“I just hope the driver sees the pictures of Myha and does the right thing and comes forward. They should take responsibility for their actions.”
A Facebook appeal posted by Tasha’s friend Louise Wright has been shared around 18,000 times.
It reads: “Can anyone help my friend find any information how small it may be to find the scum bag who left her baby girl for dead.
“The scum was driving a silver Audi, the reg to follow as police has it on cctv.
“Little Myha was hit and had to be resuscitated with multiple injuries.
“I would be grateful for any help for this little girl, the scum bag got out checked his car and drove off.
“What evil b*****d can do this, let’s get him people for this baby girl.”
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We were called to reports of a collision involving a car and young child in Birmingham Road, Great Barr, on Sunday.
“The child was taken to hospital to be treated for her injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
“The car left the scene and enquiries are currently on-going.”