8-year-old seriously injured in hit-and-run accident - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

8-year-old seriously injured in hit-and-run accident

Asjuana Clayton, 8, is recovering after being the victim of a hit-and-run Sunday. Asjuana Clayton, 8, is recovering after being the victim of a hit-and-run Sunday.
The girl's mother, LaToya Clayton, cried as she talked to Action News 5's Kontji Anthony about the accident. The girl's mother, LaToya Clayton, cried as she talked to Action News 5's Kontji Anthony about the accident.

(WMC-TV) - The mother of an 8-year-old Memphis girl, who was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident, is asking anyone with information in the case to come forward.

Asjuana Clayton is recovering at LeBonheur Children's Hospital, after someone driving a green four-door Honda Accord hit her on Walker Avenue around 2 p.m. Sunday.

The little girl was standing on the edge of the sidewalk, about to cross, when the car's rear-view-mirror clipped her and sent her to the ground. The impact knocked all of her teeth and broke her leg, exposing the bone.

"She's like, 'Mama, am I going to be pretty again? Are my teeth going to be fixed back?,'" cried her mother, LaToya Clayton, outside the hospital Monday. "She's asking me questions like this and me being her mother, I don't know what to tell her."

Asjuana is a third grader at Peabody Elementary School. Her mother says she likes to sing in church, does well in school, and is a majorette.

"To pull off and just leave a child, not see if the child's okay, that's a heartless person," said LaToya Clayton. "My baby has a broken leg. Bone popped out of her leg. All her teeth are gone, gashes everywhere."

LaToya says her daughter had surgery to fix her leg. But now she wants your help to track down the person who was behind the wheel.

Police are looking for a green four-door Honda Accord with a missing passenger-side rear-view mirror.

If you have any information about the hit-and-run, contact Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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