Surrey man Jagdev Toor in critical condition after hit and run

SURREY: The family of Jagdev Toor (49) critically injured in a hit and run Saturday night in Surrey, is asking for the driver to come forward.

Jagdev Toor was working with a leaf blower at the back of the Dashmesh Darbar Sikh Gurdwara in 8600 block of 130th Street, when he was hit by a car.

There were no witnesses and it’s not clear how long Toor may have been on the road before a passing motorist called the police.

Toor was taken to hospital where he remains in critical condition.

“It’s my appeal to the public if they know anything about the incident, if there is any witness, please come and tell us, help us and help us find the driver, and it’s my request to the driver to do the right thing,” Ramneet Sandhu, Toor’s nephew, said at a media briefing.

Police say the suspect vehicle is reddish with damage to the right front bumper, fender and likely windshield.

“If anyone has information about the suspect vehicle or the driver involved in this collision they are asked to come forward immediately and speak with our traffic investigators,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.

“The consequences of speaking to us now are much better than if they were to later.”

Surrey Mounties don’t have much of a description of the vehicle other than to say it was burgundy or maroon and will have significant damage to the right front-end fender and windshield.

“Help us find the driver,” he said. “He hit my uncle, that was a bad thing, but the worst part is he ran away after that. He didn’t help him. That’s not human nature,” said Sandhu.

Police are also appealing to autobody and glass repair shops to contact them if come across a burgundy or maroon-coloured vehicle with front-end damage.

Paquet said investigators are reviewing video surveillance footage from nearby businesses and pursuing leads. Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.