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Car Possibly Connected to Arcadia Hit-and-Run Discovered

Investigators discovered a vehicle that might possibly be related to the hit-and-run crash that critically injured a 72-year-old man Thursday morning in Arcadia.

The crash occurred about 7:20 a.m. in the 600 block of West Camino Real Avenue, according to Sgt. Kollin Cieadlo of the Arcadia Police Department's traffic bureau.

A white, four-door 2016 Mercedes Benz with paper plates and upgraded sport wheels was found Thursday night in Monterey Park, police said.

"Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on Camino Real Avenue when it struck a pedestrian walking westbound in the street," Cieadlo said.

The car stopped briefly near the intersection of Camino Real and Baldwin avenues, according to Cieadlo.

"The driver exited and walked around his vehicle, ultimately getting back into his vehicle and fleeing south on Baldwin Avenue," Cieadlo said.

The victim, a resident of Arcadia, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, Cieadlo said.

The driver was described as an Asian man who is approximately 70 years old with gray hair and a clean-shaven face. He was wearing a short-sleeved shirt and slacks.

Anyone with information about the crash was urged to call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5156 and reference case number 16-4233.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through crime stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at the website lacrimestoppers.org.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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