Steve Utash was beaten by vigilantes after he got out of his truck to check on a boy he accidentally hit

Steve Utash was beaten by vigilantes after he got out of his truck to check on a boy he accidentally hit

*Following an attack on a white man who accidentally ran over a black boy who darted out into traffic, Detroit police are investigating whether it could be a hate crime, despite previously saying they had no evidence to suggest such an offense.

Steve Utash, a 54-year-old tree-trimmer who is said to have driven up and down the same street, going to the same job, for the past 15 or 16 years is a husband, father and grandfather, who was brutally beaten by a gang of young black men in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after he accidentally ran over 10-year-old David Harris; who ran in front of his truck.

When Utash got out to check on the young boy, a swarm of vigilantes overwhelmed him and left him with injuries so severe it made his brain bleed.

He remains in a medically-induced coma.

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