Surrey RCMP continue hunt for hit-and-run driver who struck a Sikh temple volunteer

Published: July 29, 2014
Surrey

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet and family of hit-and-run victim Jagdev Toor appealed to the driver to turn his or herself in to police during a press conference last September. Tom Zytaruk

TOM ZYTARUK
SURREY NOW

SURREY —  Surrey Mounties are still looking for the driver who ran down a Sikh temple volunteer in Newton last fall.

Jagdev Toor, 49, was sent to hospital in critical condition on Sept. 29 after a vehicle hit him near Dashmesh Darbar Sikh temple, in the 8600-block of 130th Street in Newton, as he was cleaning the back entrance to the temple with a leaf blower that evening.

“Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team continues to investigate this hit-and-run,” Sgt. Dale Carr said. “We are still looking for any possible witnesses or anyone with additional information. It is never too late to come forward and do the right thing.”

A passing motorist found Toor at the side of the road, shortly after 8 p.m. It’s not known how long he had been lying there before he was found.

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

Toor’s nephew, Rameet Sandhu, 20, was in Surrey on a study permit at the time.

“Help us find the driver,” he said during an RCMP press conference at the time. “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.”

Police are appealing to the driver to give him or herself up. They’re asking anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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