Pothole that critically injured a motorcyclist in Dearborn Heights reopens, county fills it in again

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - People who drive on Beech Daly south of Warren in Dearborn Heights called on 7 Action News for help after seeing a pothole that had changed a motorcyclists life had opened back up.

We first told you about the horrifying accident that happened in mid-May .

Dearborn Heights Police say Steve Hills, 65, hit the pothole while riding his motorcycle.  It stopped his bike, and sent him flying through the air.

He suffered brain trauma that impacted his speech and ability to move the right side of his body. He remains in in-patient rehabilitation weeks later.

People who live nearby the pothole and drive the roadway everyday say he is still on their minds, and should be on the minds of Dearborn Heights and County leaders making plans for Beech Daly.

"They need to come over here and cut this part of the road out before someone gets killed," said Michael Young, who lives nearby.

"Don't sacrifice people's lives like that or wait for somebody to die," said Mohamed Aly, who lives across from the pothole and witnessed the crash. "And then say I will do my best.  I want you to do your best now."

7 Action News called the county about the pothole, and a patching crew quickly responded. 

The county says while this is a temporary fix, it is waiting to learn more about Dearborn Heights' plans to repair a waterline in the area.

Dearborn Heights says it has set aside funds to replace that line sometime this summer. The work would
likely result in the resurfacing of the roadway where the pothole is.  ​

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