Thursday, August 11, 2016

Seeking Public Assistance - Serious Injury Hit and Run

Incident: Serious Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Date and Time of News Release: August 11, 2016 at 4 p.m.

(Actual Suspect Vehicle)

UPDATE: August 11, 2016 at 11:15 p.m.

Arcadia Detectives have located a vehicle that may possibly be related to this incident.  The vehicle has been impounded as evidence for further investigation.  The driver of the vehicle has yet to be positively identified. The vehicle was found late this evening in the City of Monterey Park.

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, at approximately 7:20 a.m., the Arcadia Police Department responded to the 600 block of W. Camino Real Avenue on a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision. Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on Camino Real Avenue when it struck a pedestrian walking westbound in the street. After colliding with the pedestrian, the vehicle stopped for a brief moment near the intersection of Camino Real Ave. and Baldwin Ave. The driver exited and walked around his vehicle, ultimately getting back into his vehicle and fleeing south on Baldwin Ave. A witness in the area provided the following description of the suspect vehicle and the driver:

Vehicle – Newer, white, 4-door, Mercedes, with Rusnak paper plates

Driver – Male, Asian, Approximately 70 years old, Gray Hair, Clean Shaven, wearing a short sleeve shirt and slacks

Paramedics from the Arcadia Fire Department responded and transported the victim, later identified as 72 year old Roop Garg of Arcadia, to Huntington Memorial Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The cause of the collision is being investigated by the Arcadia Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5156, case #16-4233. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Sergeant Kollin Cieadlo, Traffic Bureau Sergeant 

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