By SHERRI KOLADE
HEIGHTS — An area woman’s preliminary examination was moved to May 30, several weeks after she allegedly hit two women with her car on April 18.
Natalie Hassan, 23, will face a judge at 9 a.m. May 30 in 20th District Court on several charges and she is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail on a $250,000 bond, Police Det. Steven Gurka said.
Hassan is charged with assault with an intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, reckless driving causing serious impairment of a bodily function, and two counts of felonious assault.
Hassan is alleged to have hit Nancy Faraj, 27, of Dearborn Heights and Hanan Achkar, 21, of Dearborn, with her Chevy Malibu, in a fit of rage because Achkar is friends with Hassan’s ex-husband.
Achkar was in critical condition at Oakwood Hopsital and Medical Center as of press time. Oakwood Hospital representatives were unable to comment by press time on Achkar’s current condicondition.
Faraj suffered minor injuries.
The fight allegedly took place outside the house of Achkar’s friend, Faraj, who Hassan reportedly didn’t like for talking to her former husband. After Faraj went outside to help her friend after the altercation, Hassan allegedly got into her car, revved the engine and allegedly ran into both women.
Witnesses said she reversed and ran into them again. Hassan fled the scene but was apprehended at her mother’s house by Dearborn Heights police, according to reports. Faraj suffered minor injuries and was treated and released. Police said they believe Achkar’s head was struck on the ground after she was hit by the car. She was taken to the hospital where she underwent surgery to relieve pressure from brain swelling which left her in a coma, police said.