Hit-and-run survivor speaks about her wish for deputies to catch the driver

RIVERVIEW, Fla. - A 16-year-old girl who was hit by a truck as she walked to a bus stop, was released from the hospital.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies said Attraya Woodberry was hit by a Ford F-250 nearly two weeks ago. Deputies recovered the truck, but need witnesses to come forward especially with information about the driver.

"I haven't been crying. I just hold everything inside," Attraya Woodberry said.

Attraya admitted she does not like expressing her feelings, but finally did today. She told us her fear that her injured foot and brain will not heal properly.

"I try not to think about what happened," Attraya Woodberry said.

She also doesn't like to talk about what happened to her.

"Even if it was an accident -whatever the case may be- to leave a child basically for dead because you didn't stop to see if she was okay," Veronica Woodberry, Attraya's mother, said.

Attraya Woodbery wants to dance, go back to school, and she hopes detectives catch the driver of the truck.

"How do they go to sleep and wake up the next morning and live there day without thinking about what happened," Attraya Woodberry said.

She is thankful her mother is by her side and for the support she has received from hospital staff, friends, and family as she recovers.

"Thank you. I'm glad I have people that care (and) who want to see me get better," Attraya Woodberry said.

Her family set up this GoFundMe account.

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