Driver sought in hit-and-run crash injuring girl, grandfather

Cocoa Police officers continue to search for the driver who hit a little girl and her grandpa while they were on a motorcycle.

Ahnyla Brown, 8, is back home after she and her grandfather, Robert Brown, were in a hit-and-run accident.

It happened along Fiske Boulevard just before 9 p.m. on Thursday.

"I forgot my backpack and went back," Brown said. "We turned around and grabbed my backpack, and that's all I remember."

Police say the suspect was turning into an apartment complex, but instead crashed into the motorcycle that was carrying Ahnyla and her grandfather, causing them to be thrown off the motorcycle.

Police need your help tracking the driver in a pickup truck.

Yvonne Martinez, of the Cocoa Police Department, describes the suspect's truck a "dark-colored green Ford F-150."

"There was some pieces left at the scene, and we were able to search it back to a model year of 1997 to 2003. It is an extended cab pickup with a metal tool box on the back," she said.

Police say the suspect's truck will have damage to the lower fender and passenger side door.

Ahnyla hopes the driver is caught.

Meanwhile, she believes her helmet saved her life, as well as her grandpa's life.

She plans to visit him in the hospital later.

"I just can't wait to see him," she said.

Anyone with information about the driver is asked to call the Cocoa Police Department.

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