Family of man hospitalized after Dearborn hit-and-run pleas for help in case

Chad Field seriously injured by hit-and-run driver in Dearborn Friday

Author: Will Jones, Local 4 Reporter, @Local4Will, wjones@wdiv.com
Published On: Jul 29 2013 06:08:50 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2013 06:42:02 PM EDT
DEARBORN, Mich. -

The family of Chad Field, who was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in Dearborn on Friday, is asking for the public's help to bring about new leads in the investigation.

While Alicia Field's brother remains unconscious at a hospital, she along with other family members is fighting to track down the person who put him there.

The 34-year-old father suffered a severe head injury after he was hit by a minivan Friday night on Telegraph near Hass.

"It's the worst thing ever," Field said.

"Do the right thing and you need to come forward and you need to stand up for what you did," said Field.

Chad was headed to a convenience store across the street. Witnesses say the driver didn't even look back after the crash.

Police believe the driver was in a 1998 to 2001 model silver or gray Ford Windstar.

"It's hard to comprehend; when a life is in front of you, whether it is before, during or after, there's got to be some kind of response there and to not even see that, it really leaves a lot unanswered," said the victim's brother Brad Field.

That van is missing its side view mirror, which was found on the road. There should be damage to the front end of the Windstar from the accident.

"You'll know that the damage is there around the head-light and the mirror and we have those car parts," said Sergeant Al Nason with the Dearborn Heights Police

The victim's family is hoping this information could help make the difference in solving this case.

Meanwhile they have some hard choices to make at the hospital. Chad is not expected to survive.

"Nobody is prepared for this, it's brought a lot of decisions in front of us as a family and it's been very tough," said brother Brad.

Contact police if you have any information on the case.