By Amanda Guerra
NBC Dallas

Family members confirm that the 12-year-old victim of a hit-and-run crash in Richardson has been released from the hospital.

Officers said Devin Byrd was riding his go-kart when 62-year-old Elaine Burbridge hit him from behind and then dragged him for several feet on July 14.

Family members said Byrd sustained several injuries, including swelling in his brain.

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Family spokeswoman Courtney Hopping said the swelling was so severe for several weeks that doctors could not operate.

Now, after much struggle, Devin has been released from Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and is now at a rehab facility, family members confirmed.

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While they are grateful for his recovery, family members said they are anxious to see what skills Byrd will regain.

Meanwhile, Burbridge’s attorney, Scott Palmer, said he can prove that the incident was an accident.

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