Riverview teen recovering after being struck by hit-and-run driver

The mother of a teen victim of a hit-and-run driver calls for the motorist to surrender.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies say they have found a 2005 Ford F-250 XLT that hit and injured a 16-year-old girl Wednesday morning then fled. The truck hit Attraya Woodberry Wednesday morning as she walked along Park Drive in Riverview.  

The child attends Catapult Academy and was on her way to her bus stop on Highway 301 at Balm-Riverview Road when she was struck

Paramedics took Attraya to Tampa General Hospital where doctors say her injuries are serious but she is expected to recover.  

“The sheriff called me and said they found her laying on the side of the road,” says the victim’s mother, Veronica Woodberry-Ellis.

Woodberry can't understand why anyone would leave her baby girl in this condition.

"To the person who did this, have a heart and just give yourself up .because you left her there," says Woodberry.

Wednesday afternoon, deputies reported that a tip helped identify the location of the Ford F-250 in question, which they confirmed to be the truck that struck the teen. They are processing the truck for evidence.

Anyone with information on the truck involved should call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.

HCSO shared an image of an F-250 XLT truck.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the truck driver. Leave an anonymous tip at 800-873-8477, online or through the P3 Tips mobile app. People seeking the reward must contact Crime Stoppers first.

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