A retired nurse may have saved a man's life when she courageously stepped in to protect him from an enraged mob, Detroit Free Press reports.
Steve Utash found himself attacked by a crowd of around a dozen enraged bystanders after his truck struck a 10-year-old child in the Motor City's east side. Retired nurse Deborah Hughes, who saw the accident from her home and rushed to care for the child, shielded the driver from attack.
"She's a hero for it," said Sgt. Michael Woody, Detroit police spokesman. "She saved that man's life."
Steve Utash is currently receiving treatment in hospital for critical head injuries, while the child has also been admitted, but is expected to make a full recovery. Three individuals have been charged with assault.