6-year-old boy dies after being hit by car on Detroit's west side

Boy struck by car on Schaefer Highway near Tireman Street in west Detroit

Author: Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: May 10 2013 06:28:08 PM EDT   Updated On: May 10 2013 11:25:00 PM EDT
Mohammed Bah

Boy struck killed by car Detroit A 6-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle on Detroit's west side.

The deadly incident happened Friday evening on Schaefer Highway at Tireman Street.

Police say the boy, Mohammed Bah, was struck by a vehicle when he ran out into the road.

"My dad stepped outside, my brother was outside at the same time. My little brother started running off and the car hit him," said Abulakar Bah, the victim's older brother.

Detroit police originally said this was a hit-and-run situation and that they were looking for the driver of a Checker Cab van. They had said the boy was hit by multiple vehicles.

However, witnesses came forward and said that was not the case. The boy's father is a Checker Cab driver who was dropping him off at the time of the accident.

The boy's family says his father let him out of his Checker Cab van when the boy darted into traffic because he was running toward his friends. He was hit by a white Chrysler.

Other witnesses say the boy was hit by a Checker Cab van and then the white Chrysler.

Boy struck killed by car Detroit 2 The driver of the Chrysler stopped at the scene.

The Detroit Police Fatal Squad is investigating both scenarios.

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