DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Police are investigating a hit and run accident on Detroit’s southwest side.

Police say it happened around 3:00 Monday morning when a car struck a pedestrian on John Kronk east of Central and just kept on going. The pedestrian was critically injured in the accident. Detroit Police are on the scene reconstructing what happened, which is forcing the closure of John Kronk near the rail yard.

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Truck Driver Jim Osborne was in the area at the time of the accident. WWJ’s Ron Dewey caught up with Osborne who had his rig idling on the side of the road while waiting for the all-clear. Osborne was not involved in the accident, but he made a reference to the mob beating of Steven Utash.

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“If you live in this area and you see what people do to a person that was innocent on a hit-and-run like (Utash) was … he’s still in the hospital, would you stop at a hit-and-run,” Osborne asked rhetorically. “Makes you think,” he added.

Detroit police are asking anyone who frequents the area as part of their drive to work or who may have been in the area at the time of the hit-and-run to give them a call.

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Meanwhile, Detroit Police confirm that one man is dead after he was hit by an SUV early this morning at Telegraph and Seven Mile roads on Detroit’s northwest side. Police say the driver is in custody. The accident happened just before 6 a.m. The victim as dead on arrival at Henry Ford Hospital.