A Detroit man was in grave condition after a group of people pummeled him when he pulled over to check on a 11-year-old boy he hit with his truck.
The 54-year-old driver stopped as soon as he struck the little boy — identified by his family only as David — who darted in front of the pickup truck near Morang and Balfour streets shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, WXYZ-TV reported.
“David was laying right in front of the driveway and he had blood coming out of his mouth,” James Duston, the boy’s godfather, told the news station.
“He couldn’t move his body.”
Suddenly, some of the 30 people who surrounded the scene pounced on the driver.
“I think it lasted about one minute and then they let him go,” one witness, who did not give his name, told the news station.
“And then they jumped back on him again and they did it about three times, and finally someone was trying to help the guy that got beat up … It was sad because I knew the guy was getting out of his car to try and see what damage he did.”
The child was treated for a broken leg, but the driver was placed into an intensive care unit. A relative said he was suffering from injuries that included bleeding of the brain.
“He could potentially die,” Woody told the newspaper.
Only one news source (and there are plenty reporting on this story) was willing to describe the race of the attackers.
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.
The stories on this never mention the race of the man who was attacked but I was able to confirm he is white.