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Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:25 PM

 

Detroit Driver Beaten By Crowd After Hitting Boy Clings To Life

DETROIT A driver beaten by a crowd after his truck struck a 10-year-old boy remains unconscious and is clinging to life in a Detroit hospital Thursday.

Steve Utash, a tree trimmer from Roseville, Mich., is a good guy, the kind who cares about others and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it, his daughter says.

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The boy, who has been identified as David Harris, was taken to the same hospital.

James Duston Jr., David's godfather, said the boy is not out of the hospital yet. Duston said David has abrasions on his knee, swelling on his lip and is having problems with one of his feet.

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Steve Utash got out to check on him and attempted to render aid at about 4:10 p.m. A large group of men quickly gathered and began beating Utash, Woody said.

Police have said they don't believe Utash was speeding or broke any traffic laws. Woody said that the preliminary investigation indicates the boy stepped in front of the pickup.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/03/driver-assaulted-by-crowd-after-hitting-boy-clings-to-life/7285575/

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Purveyor Apr 2014 OP
PeteSelman Apr 2014 #1
alp227 Apr 2014 #2
JI7 Apr 2014 #4
Hip_Flask Apr 2014 #9
JI7 Apr 2014 #3
Logical Apr 2014 #5
KinMd Apr 2014 #6
seveneyes Apr 2014 #7
NaturalHigh Apr 2014 #8
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:30 PM

1. Shades of Reginald Denny.

Disgusting and disgraceful. These guys need to go away for a long, long time.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:53 PM

2. So many ignorant bigoted comments on the Detroit Free Press (original source of story)

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Response to alp227 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:57 PM

4. typical racist shit, they seem to ignore that there are no black people defending the beating

the way these people are always defending the zimmermans and other racism.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 09:20 AM

9. They aren't explicitly defending it...

 

... but they are doing everything they can to distance themselves from it.

If you believe they don't know exactly who was involved I've got a bridge for sale that you are gonna love... Dirt cheap...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:55 PM

3. horrible, i hope he is able to make it

do they have video of the beating and who was involved ?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 12:03 AM

5. Many people still have a lynch mob mentality! nt

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 12:49 AM

6. If you were in an accident around there

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better to leave the scene and drive to nearest police station.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 08:18 AM

7. Why? The video shows the kid stepped in front of the moving vehicle

 

His daughter, Felicia Utash, said after he was beaten, he was robbed of his money, his wallet and his credit cards.

The child's relatives insist that none of them touched Utash. The boy's uncle, 29-year-old Desmond Key, and Duston, 29, said they heard people saying the driver tried to flee when he was beaten, but they didn't see anything to indicate that he was trying to run away.

"We don't know who they are," Key said of the people who beat Utash. Police arrested the child's father on an unrelated warrant and are questioning him about what he knows in regard to the assault, Woody said.
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Trying to flee? Yeah, right. The driver stopped to give aid and then tried to flee???

Covering for the criminals that beat and robbed this poor man? I would hope there is at least one honest person among these Detroit citizens. This kind of criminal behavior does not improve positive feelings about Detroit.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 09:16 AM

8. I hope Mr. Utash will be okay.

The story says that he has no medical insurance and that the family is hoping to set up some sort of fund to ask for assistance.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 09:30 AM

10. Racist attack

 

Hopefully Mr. Utash can make a full recovery and has luck with his fundraiser.

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