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'Everyone was shattered' by hit-and-run

Ramneer Sandhu appeals for the driver of the car who hit his uncle Saturday to turn himself in. - Boaz Joseph / The Leader
Ramneer Sandhu appeals for the driver of the car who hit his uncle Saturday to turn himself in.
— image credit: Boaz Joseph / The Leader

Down on his luck, Jagdev Singh Toor was spending time at the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar Sikh temple last week when his luck took a turn for the worse.

During his stay, Toor was volunteering at gurdwara, operating a leaf blower just outside one of the gates of the temple, located at 115-12885  85 Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 29 at about 9 p.m.

At about that time, he was mowed down by a speeding car, which roared away, leaving him lying by the side of the road near 130 Street and 86 Avenue.

Toor's jaw was broken in about five places, and he suffered a broken leg and injuries to the ribs on the right side of his body.

Toor, 49, remains in critical condition in hospital.

His nephew appeared at a press conference at  Surrey RCMP headquarters Tuesday morning asking for anyone with information to come forward, or better yet, for the person responsible to do the right thing.

"To the driver, I'd like him to show up and accept what he did," said Ramneer Sandhu. "He hit my uncle, that was a bad thing. He ran away after that bad thing, and that's not human nature."

The family has been devastated by the news of the accident, he said.

"Everyone was shattered when they heard of that incident," said Sandhu. "Now his life is in danger, his situation is critical."

Sandhu said at this point his uncle can't remember much about the accident.

"He's not able to talk, so he can't say anything."

Police are searching for a reddish-burgundy vehicle with severe front-end and windshield damage.

The Surrey RCMP traffic section is also reviewing several surveillance tapes provided by numerous businesses in the area.

Mounties are appealing to body shop workers to report any suspicious vehicles coming into the shop that are reddish-burgundy in colour.

Anyone with any information about the accident is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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