Rafael Garcia had a daily routine, family said. First a trip to the market, then back home to clean off his cars.
"I can just picture him smiling," said Lorena Garcia, his daughter.
The 84-year old man was dusting off his truck Thursday when this car drove toward him on Third Street.
A neighbor’s security camera captured a black Toyota Corolla, along with the sound of the impact as it struck Garcia outside his home, then took off.
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According to relatives, the great, great grandfather has brain damage. Doctors told them there is nothing more they can do.
"He was a solid man," Susana Garcia, his grand daughter. "He wasn’t even really sick. To leave him to die is not right."
Police say there was a second hit and run minutes later as the same car was seen northbound on Raitt turning right on Seventh Street. A pedestrian was struck. The driver took off again.
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The injuries in that case were moderate.
Police say the car is a black four door with oxidized paint on the roof, likely a 2006 to 2010 model.
The Garcias find it ironic their patriarch survived a pandemic only to end up critical after a hit-and-run driver struck him right outside his home.
Police have little to go on -- One car, two hit and run incidents, but no name of a driver.