Almost all of the media avoid the race of both the driver and the thugs who attacked him. Here’s a brief segment from the only one we could found who did not censor race.
DETROIT, MI - A motorist stopped to check on an 11-year-old boy after he struck him with his vehicle at a gas station in Detroit and was severely beaten by a crowd of bystanders late Wednesday afternoon.
“The child ran into the road in front of the vehicle and was struck,” a representative if the Detroit Police Department Public Information Office said. “The driver stopped, got out to aid the child and he was severely beaten by 10-12 black males.”
Detroit police say both the motorist and child were in critical condition Wednesday evening. (read more)
The Driver’s daughter speaks out – (WXYZ) – The daughters of the driver who accidentally struck a boy on Morang Road in Detroit, are speaking to 7 Action News about the brutal attack on their father.
The Clinton Township man hit the boy Wednesday afternoon after the 11-year-old stepped out in front of his truck. After the accident, a crowd of people attacked the driver as he attempted to stop and help the boy. Not only was 54-year-old Steve Utash beaten, but he was robbed.
“He hasn’t woken up since the attack,” his daughters said over the phone Thursday night.
One of the daughters, Felicia, first contacted 7 Action News on Facebook to comment on the incident and talk about her father.
“All I’d like to say is what happened to my dad is a shame, he was doing the right thing like he always does,” she said. “He’s the guy that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He’s a tree trimmer for a living and makes sure all the squirrels were out of a tree before he cut it down. He’s an amazing dad and person.”
“He’s the best dad in the world,” the daughters said over the phone. “He’s there for you when you need him. He’ll give you his last dollar. It’s just sad because he’s such an amazing father to us.”
The daughters say their father was just trying to stop and help the boy, when he was suddenly attacked by a group of people.
“His wallet was taken. Everything he owned was in that bag that they took out of his truck. He doesn’t have health insurance. It’s terrible. I don’t want my dad to have to come out of the hospital after something this tragic and have a giant bill hanging over his head for the rest of his life because he tried to stop and help a kid that he accidentally hurt.”
They say family members are in the process of setting up a fund that will help with the hospital bills and hope people will help their dad.
“It would mean the world to us, because he’s such a giving person. You know, he’s the person that would give you his shirt off his back. For him to have to have these bills hanging over his head forever, it’s not fair… for anybody.”
The daughters say they don’t understand what the motive was for the attack.
“It’s not fair. It doesn’t make any sense, because it’s not like he hit the kid on purpose and they were trying to get revenge… he literally just tried to stop and help the kid and people came out of nowhere and tried to kill him.” (continue reading)