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RICHMOND, Va.  -- Family members said a female driver in Mosby Court Tuesday was playing music loudly before backing her car up, hitting a three-year-old girl.

At least one witness said she shouted a curse word and then drove off.

"This person needs to come forward and turn themselves in," Latrice Mealey, the injured girl's mother, said through tears.  Mealey said she wanted accountability and answers.

"Whoever this person is, she has no heart at all,” Mealey said.  “My daughter is three.  For you to hit her and drive off and shout 'oh s&%t,' but keep going?  You left my baby there to die."

The impact knocked little Myonn back to a grassy area in the parking lot of the Oliver Crossing apartments on Coalter Street in the city's East End.  On top of the road rash apparent on her face, she has several injuries.

"She had fractures to the face, and so had emergency surgery, to get stitches in her eye, nose and lip," Mealey said.

Richmond Police said the little girl was hit shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Police said the getaway vehicle is unknown. But Myonn's mom said it was a dark-colored SUV with a female driver.

"It was a female driving with loud music," Mealey said.

And music is something that's helping Myonn recover.  The three-year-old is in good spirits, hamming it up for the camera, even offering to teach a reporter how to do her favorite dance.

Myonn's mom said it's the happiest her angel has been in recent days and they'll be even happier when the driver that hit her is caught, considering so many bystanders were there.

"There were too many people out here to say, ‘Oh I didn't see it,’" said Mealey.

Myonn will visit a plastic surgeon on July 31 to see if any other surgeries will be required to help her heal.

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