‘Dark red car’ struck man in hit and run outside Surrey temple

Published: October 2, 2012

By Elaine O’Connor

Surrey RCMP are looking for a hit-and-run driver who put a Sikh temple resident in hospital on Saturday with critical injuries.

The victim’s nephew on Tuesday called for the public to help identify the driver who hit his uncle, Jagdev Toor.

“If there are any witnesses, please come and tell us and help us find the driver,” Ramneet Sandhu, 20, said at a media conference at Surrey RCMP headquarters.

“He hurt my uncle, that was a bad thing, but the worst part is he didn’t help him,” Sandhu said. “He is going through a hard time, and my family is going through a hard time. Everyone is shattered.”

Toor, 49, was using a leaf blower near the back entrance of the Dashmesh Darbar Sikh Gurdwara temple at about 9 p.m. when he was struck in the 8600-block 130th St. A passing motorist who saw the victim called the incident into police.

“We are asking the driver to do the right thing and come forward and contact us,” Surrey RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet said.

Temple treasurer Avtar Johal said Toor, a roofer who had separated from his wife and had no children, had been staying at the temple for the past six or seven years. He did odd jobs to help out, cleaning the parking area about twice a week.

“We pray for him,” Johal said.

Sandhu said Toor suffered a broken jaw, a broken right leg and fractures to his ribs. He underwent surgery on his leg Tuesday. Sandhu said Toor was, for the most part, not conscious and unable to talk.

Investigators are on the lookout for a vehicle that is reddish or burgundy in colour, with a fine metal flake in the paint. The vehicle will likely have damage to the right front bumper, fender and windshield. Autobody shops should be on the alert for a vehicle matching this description, police advised.

It is the third serious hit-and-run case in Surrey this year, said Traffic Services Commander Staff-Sgt. Paul Mulvihill.

Mulvihill explained his 10-officer team would be scanning surveillance footage collected from the area in a bid for leads.

Red paint chips and a windshield wiper left at the scene would also be sent for analysis.

Speed may have been a factor in the hit-and-run collision, he said.

Another recent hit-and-run case occurred early Saturday morning, when a minivan smashed into a house in the 7200-block 125th Street, injuring one occupant and starting a fire. The occupants of the van reportedly fled the scene. Police arrested one suspect.

In addition, there have been 14 fatal crashes in Surrey so far this year, Mulvihill said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team at 604-599-0502 or surrey_ccit@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.


Tags: ,





Featured

hands

Spice Radio calling on Metro Vancouver to Raise Your Hands Against Racism Saturday

VANCOUVER DESI Burnaby-based broadcaster Spice Radio is asking community members across Metro Vancouver to raise their hands against racism on Saturday. As part of the…
Continue Reading »

brutal DELHI gang rape

CBC to air controversial documentary about Indian gang rape

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A documentary that the Indian government tried to ban from broadcast is getting airtime in Canada on Sunday. “India’s Daughter”…
Continue Reading »

Delhi

YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary ‘India’s Daughter’, Indian government serves legal notice

  IANS New Delhi – YouTube on Thursday began blocking access to the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, citing court…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

hands

Spice Radio calling on Metro Vancouver to Raise Your Hands Against Racism Saturday

VANCOUVER DESI Burnaby-based broadcaster Spice Radio is asking community members across Metro Vancouver to raise their hands against racism on Saturday. As part of the…
Continue Reading »

banned in India-sex-soft porn-erotica

Tourism Vancouver promotes ‘Fifty Shades’ locations used by cast and crew

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER – Much of the headline-grabbing movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” released last month, was shot in downtown Vancouver, a fact that…
Continue Reading »

Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

241798_330998686982510_898439400_odesi

Gallery: Eight-year-old ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ campaign goes viral

VANCOUVER DESI Eight years ago, Cordaid People in Need, a development aid organization launched its campaign ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ to draw attention to the fact that…
Continue Reading »

Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
Continue Reading »

immigrants-work-study-bc-career

Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
Continue Reading »

Desi-weird news

Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
Continue Reading »

Surrey farm-food bank BC

Volunteers rally in support of God’s Little Acre Farm after food banks refuse donations

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Volunteers are rallying around a philanthropic Surrey farmer after local food banks refused to accept his food donations and questioned his…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood-Hollywood

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel welcomes back Lillete Dubey

John Madden film also stars Richard Gere BOB THOMPSON POSTMEDIA NEWS LONDON — Lillete Dubey has appeared in more than 40 films, many of them…
Continue Reading »

BOLLYWOOD

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra missing home on Holi, busy with ABC drama in Atlanta

IANS Mumbai – With Holi on Friday, actress-singer Priyanka Chopra says she misses being at home on the festival of colours. The actress took to…
Continue Reading »

Kingfisher calendar

Kingfisher calendar girl Sarah Jane Dias to make her debut in live performance

IANS Mumbai – Indie singer Sarah Jane Dias is set to perform in front of a live audience for the first time with the ‘The…
Continue Reading »