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11-year-old in coma after hit-and-run in Whitehaven, no arrests made

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- An 11-year-old is in a coma after police say she was victim to a hit and run in Whitehaven.

Police have no one in custody for the crime.

"She's just cheerful, she always laughs and plays, making jokes," said the victim's sister Boudy Ndiaye.

Diya's family described her as a silly 11-year-old who can get along with anyone.

But now she's in a condition almost too brutal for anyone to see: Covered in blood, bruised, and swollen while multiple doctors tend to her wounds.

"She can't talk, she can't open her eyes," said her father Amgou Ndiaye.

Diya's been in a coma at Le Bonheur since Wednesday night after being hit by a car around eight on Faronia Road.

Her family said she was out for a walk with her two sisters.

Police said Diya was hit by a car while crossing the road. Her sisters said the driver never looked back.

"It was heartbreaking," said Boudy. "I could not breathe. I thought she was dead."

The suspect drove off while Diya was rushed to the hospital.

Her family hopes she wakes up within the next two weeks.

"Yesterday and today, I'm here, all night, all day," said her father. "I'm not happy."

He said police not having any suspects makes it even worse.

Diya's family is working with police to track down surveillance video.

Call police or CrimeStoppers if you have any information about this hit-and-run that can help lead to an arrest.