Driver sought in Arcadia hit-run that left man in critical condition

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Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who left a 72-year-old man in critical condition in Arcadia. (KABC)

Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who left a 72-year-old man in critical condition in Arcadia.

Surveillance video released Thursday morning shows the moments after a driver ran down the elderly man who was out for a walk around 7:20 a.m. The driver, believed to also be a man in his 70s, got out of his car to check for damage and then took off.

The driver is described as an elderly man with gray hair who is clean shaven and was last seen wearing a short-sleeved shirt and slacks. A car matching the driver's vehicle description, a 2016 white four-door Mercedes model E-350, was found at an L.A. Fitness in Monterey Park and impounded for further investigation.

The crash happened in the 600 block of West Camino Real Avenue, and one resident describes the road as busy but safe enough for her and her sister to walk their kids.

As for the victim, he suffered traumatic injuries and remains in critical condition, but is not expected to survive.

"Well accidents do occur, but it is very clear that out of simple human decency - if you hit somebody, stop, render aid, call 911 instead of driving away from the scene," Lt. Roy Nakamura said.

Anyone with more information was asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5156.
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