KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An anonymous tip leads detectives to a car they believe may be the one that hit and injured an 11-year-old girl on the Fourth of July.
Nae Nunnally suffered a brain bleed, concussion and broken hip. Nae is now out of the hospital and back at home.
The 11-year-old has a message to the driver who put her in a wheelchair. She recorded a TIK-TOK video — dancing to a song that repeats — “I’m still alive.”
“It’s very hard,” Mom Champayne Henderson said.
Nae’s mother has a message of her own.
“You’re walking around freely, and my daughter cannot walk around at all,” Henderson said. “So, just turn yourself in.”
On July 4th, Nae was lighting a firework in the street when a white car – speeding down Prospect – hit Nae and took off, according to Henderson.
“She’s trying to deal with the pain, but her only question is why? Why would someone hit me? Why would they hit me an keep going?” Henderson said.
A search warrant shows detectives found the car they suspect hit Nae parked in a driveway near Northeast 79th Terrace and Garfield Avenue.
FOX4 talked with the homeowner at that house. He did not want to go on camera. According to court documents, he told police his daughter called on July 6th, and asked if she could park her car in his driveway.
Nae’s mom knows there’s still a long way to go in the investigation, but feels like police are making progress.
“I’m just hopeful and I know God is on our side,” Henderson said, “that the person who did this will pay, and my daughter will get justice eventually.”
There’s a Go-Fund-Me set up for Nae’s medical bills and recovery. Henderson said, if you can’t donate, just send prayers.
“We can feel the prayers,” Henerson said. “She’s trying to get better. She’s trying to become her old self.”
At this time, charges have not been filed in the case.
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