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UPDATE: 2 More Arrests Made in Brutal Beating of Driver in Detroit

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UPDATE: Two more men, ages 30 and 24, have reportedly been arrested in the brutal beating of Steve Utash, who remains in a coma Tuesday morning. Police are still looking for more suspects, believing 10-12 people attacked Utash. Read more below from Fox and Friends' report Monday, including an interview with Utash's children.


A brutal beating on the streets of Detroit has left a 54-year-old father of three fighting for his life. The shocking incident happened last week when Steve Utash, a tree trimmer from Roseville, Mich., struck a 10-year-old boy with his pickup truck.


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The scene was captured from a distance on surveillance video, and it appears that a group of youngsters were playing a game of chicken with passing cars, darting into the street and sticking their legs out. When Utash struck one of the children accidentally, he stopped and got out to check on the boy.

A group of older teens, however, attacked Utash, beating him nearly to death. Two teens, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested, but authorities are still looking for more of the attackers.

The 10-year-old boy suffered a broken foot.

Utash's son, Joe, and daughter, Mandy Emerick, discussed the incident and their father's condition on Fox and Friends this morning.

Utash remains hospitalized in a medically-induced coma. Joe Utash described the gut-wrenching scene that the family has had to endure each time doctors try to bring Steve out of the coma.

"He's still trying to defend himself. He thinks he's still on the street, fighting for his life and we're trying to let him know 'you're in the hospital.' But he was throwing his head back and everything, so they gotta induce the coma again before he hurts himself," Utash explained.

Emerick said the family "wants to know why" the group felt the need to attack Utash after he tried to help the child.

"Why are you going to have such aggression and rage toward somebody who seems to have sympathy for somebody that he's hurt by accident? What hurts me is that the child runs right out in front of the truck and then for some reason it ends up being my dad's fault. Even though he does stop and try to aid the child it wasn't good enough for them," said Emerick.


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Bill O'Reilly discussed this story tonight on "The Factor" with WJBK reporter Randy Wimbley and Detroit radio talk show host Frank Beckmann. Watch the segment below.

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