DETROIT -

A man is in the hospital after he got into a car crash, but it wasn't the crash that injured him. Instead, he was severely beaten afterwards on a nearby street corner.

Nathanial Szczerbinski admitted to Local 4 he caused the wreck because he was driving the wrong way down an unfamiliar Detroit street. He said he stopped and started to turn around when he was struck by a Chevy van. As Szczerbinski got out, he was confronted by the three guys who were in the van.

Police sources told Local 4 the men quickly went on the attack, repeatedly punching and kicking Szczerbinski.

The violent attack brings back memories of the assault on Steve Utash, the man who was severely beaten by an angry mob after hitting a boy on the east side of Detroit by accident.

Now, Szczerbinski and his family are focused on his recovery and they said they're hopeful police will track down those responsible.

One man is reportedly in custody, potentially facing assault and ethnic intimidation charges.

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