Man dies after being hit twice by cars in Detroit
Updated On: Nov 06 2013 11:07:11 AM EST
A 65-year-old man has died after being hit by a car in front of his family’s home Tuesday night in Detroit.
Nabil Alnajar said it was screams that prompted him to rush out of the home off Lonyo Street. What he saw was only his father’s hat and shoes lying in the street.
Alnajar said he frantically started searching for his father, Muthana Alnajar.
He found him dead after being hit by a driver who didn’t stop.
Muthana Alnajar was crossing the street when he was clipped by a yellow Checker cab. While the cab driver stopped to help, another car came by, fatally hitting the grandfather.
The grieving son said the driver who hit his father took the time to stop and dislodge the body from the car, but then took off.
Muthana Alnajar came to Detroit 45 years ago from Yemen. His family said he was their leader.
Police haven’t yet released a description of the driver they are looking for.
People who live in the area said the neighborhoods don’t have street lights that work, making something as simple as crossing the street a dangerous act.
"Everybody pays taxes. Even though we all pay taxes, the lights never turn on,” said Abraham Shohatee.
Read more Local News headlines:
- Mike Duggan elected Detroit mayor
- State Treasurer was concerned about Detroit bankruptcy
- Bishop Charles Ellis' brother-in-law shot to death
- DPD: Stolen van crashes into houses
- Duggan hustles through election day
- Napoleon: 'My gut tells me' we'll win
- Rod Meloni: Former state treasurer takes stand
- Taylor police want help catching bank robber
- Packard Plant deal still up in air