Have a heart, and do the right thing.
That's the appeal Surrey Mounties and the nephew of a Surrey man who fell victim to a hit-and-run in Newton this weekend are making to the driver, who is still at large.
Jagdev Toor, 49, remains in critical condition in hospital after a vehicle struck him down near the Dashmesh Darbar Sikh temple in Newton on Saturday night.
Toor is a volunteer at the temple and was cleaning its back entrance with a leaf blower, near 86th Avenue and 130th Street, when he was hit.
The driver took off. A passing motorist found Toor at the side of the road shortly after 8 p.m., police said.
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.
Toor's nephew, Rameet Sandhu, 20, is in Surrey on a study permit. "I am completely dependent on him," Sandhu said.
"His life is in danger. His situation is critical. So is my career. I have to take care of him. I'm my dropping classes for this week.
"My expenses are very huge." Sandhu said Toor's family is devastated. "Everyone is shattered."
"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."
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said it's not known how long Toor had been lying there before he was found. Police are appealing to the driver to give him or herself up.
"We are asking the driver to do the right thing," Paquet said. "The consequences of speaking to us now are much better than if you were to later."
"This is about, for the driver, doing the right thing."
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.
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