Witnesses: Hit-and-run driver injures girl riding bike in North - KPTV - FOX 12

Man arrested for hit and run that injured young girl

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Jerod Brasky was arraigned Monday, on a felony hit and run charge, for an accident that injured 9-year-old Jayauna Nelson. Brasky has been released from jail, and is due in court Aug. 9.  Brasky has a previous conviction for driving with a suspended license.

Nelson was hit by a pickup and dragged on the pavement, while riding a bicycle near her home Saturday afternoon, according to several witnesses. She has since been released from the hospital.

Neighbors told FOX 12, the man driving the truck didn't wait for police to show up, before driving away.

"He's like, ‘It's not my fault. I didn't see her coming. I got to get to work,'" said Sahaune Randle, who heard the crash right outside her house. "So I took my phone out, and took a picture of his license plate."

Sahaune said the driver pulled the girl's bike out from underneath his truck, and drove away. She said the little girl was covered in cuts and scrapes, but was able to walk to her house right around the block.

"Her arm was really scraped up, and she has injuries on her back," said neighbor Andrew Darrow. "The skin of her hand was kind of hanging. It was pretty bad."

Darrow said he waited with the girl and her mother, until paramedics arrived. He said the driver pulled up outside the girl's home, before police showed up.

"He drove up to the house, and asked if everyone was OK. I said, ‘No. She's hurt badly.' And then he drove off."

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