Dearborn man may have been killed by distracted driver

Photo courtesy of Facebook. Mohamad Abdel-Hak of Dearborn died Dec. 28 when a vehicle hit him while he was riding a motorized bike at the intersection of Chase Road and Hemlock.

Photo courtesy of Facebook. Mohamad Abdel-Hak of Dearborn died Dec. 28 when a vehicle hit him while he was riding a motorized bike at the intersection of Chase Road and Hemlock.

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — A Dearborn man was killed on Chase Road at Hemlock at Dec. 28 when he was struck by what witnesses said was a distracted driver.

Mohamed Abdel-Hak was riding a motorized bike near the intersection when a vehicle traveling north on Chase hit him.

Witnesses called police and paramedics to the scene about 2:30 p.m. Abdel-Hak was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A witness, who was in a vehicle behind the driver with her husband at the time said she saw the woman run a red light and was on her cell phone. She also said Abdel-Hak was crossing Chase in the pedestrian area when the driver hit him sending him and his bike in the air.

Surveillance video was collected from a nearby business for further investigation.

“It looks like alcohol was not a factor in the crash,” Police Lt. Gary Mann said. “Calculations are being collected to determine if speed was involved.”
The investigation is ongoing.

Commemoration services for Abdel-Hak are scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Islamic Center of America, 19500 Ford Road.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)

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