Steve Utash was severely beaten by a crowd after he hit a 10-year-old boy Thursday in Detroit while driving home from work.
The 54-year-old is believed to have pulled over to check on the boy who allegedly stepped off the curb and was accidentally struck, according to the USA Today.
Utash was reportedly on his way home from work as a tree trimmer when the accident occurred.
His daughter, Felicia Utash, said that after her father sustained multiple serious head injuries and his wallet, money and credit cards were stolen.
“What happened to my dad is a shame,” she said in a Facebook message to USA Today. “He was doing the right thing like he always does.”
The boy is expected to make a full recovery, however the driver remains in critical condition.
“Our chief indicated there was a large group of approximately 30 or more people,” Sgt. Michael Woody said to the Detroit Free Press. “But that’s not to say they all took part in the assault, but they did come out to assist the child, and it was a large group at that time. They could have been from that large group.”
Authorities are searching for any individuals involved in the assault.
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