Hamtramck cabbie charged in hit-and-run of 9-year-old

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — A Hamtramck cab driver has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run last month that injured a nine-year-old boy walking alone in a bike lane, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mohammad Kamruzzaman, 40, was arraigned Tuesday before 36th District Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman on charges of reckless driving causing serious impairment and leaving the scene of an injury accident, said Maria Miller, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office. He received a $20,000 personal bond.

Kamruzzaman allegedly was driving a cab around 7:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at Jefferson and Alter when he struck the child and fled the scene, Miller said. The collision occurred as a traffic light turned green and Kamruzzaman drove into a designated bike lane where the boy was attempting to cross the street.

The child sustained “multiple injuries” and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Detroit police identified and tracked down Kamruzzaman, who is due back in court March 2 for a probable cause conference and March 9 for a preliminary examination. Both hearings will be before Judge Deborah Langson, Miller said.


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