Man arrested after pedestrians intentionally hit by car in Royal Oak

Posted at 4:44 AM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 04:44:29-05

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — A man has been accused of intentionally striking pedestrians in Royal Oak on Feb. 23.

Police say officers arrived at a nightclub in the area of Fifth and Main Street and discovered two people had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers determined a fight between two groups occurred earlier inside the basement of the Jolly Pumpkin. Security removed the two groups from the club and a man from one of the groups got into a Buick Rendezvous and appeared to intentionally strike the female victim, turn, and then strike the male victim.

The vehicle struck two signs and a parked vehicle before backing over the male victim again. The driver then fled the area.

The victims were treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Manhal Najib of Sterling Heights was arraigned Saturday. He has been charged with two counts of felonious assault with a motor vehicle, two counts of failure to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident, one count of failure to stop after a collision and one count of failure to report accident to fixtures.

His bond was set at $250,000.