Detroit Mob Beating Victim Slowly Getting Better

Source: George Hunter / The Detroit News

Detroit —Steve Utash is taking baby steps toward recovery.

The victim of a brutal April 2 mob beating who was in a medically-induced coma for more than a week, has walked a short distance in his hospital room, although he’s still floating in and out of consciousness, his brother-in-law said Tuesday.

“He’s standing and can walk a few steps,” said Max Mohr. “He stands but can get about 2 steps and that’s it. But that’s great to us. It’s only been 2 weeks (since the beating).”

Utash was driving home from his job as a tree-trimmer at about 4:10 p.m. April 2 when 10-year-old David Harris darted into the street in the path of Utash’s truck, which slammed into the boy, injuring his leg.

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