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Police seek witnesses to hit and run

East Palo Alto man, 78, struck while in a crosswalk Wednesday morning

A 78-year-old East Palo Alto man has broken bones and a possible injury to his head after a car hit him in a University Avenue crosswalk this morning in East Palo Alto, police have announced.

Marciano Garcia was walking alone at about 6:39 a.m. along University at Runnymede Street when the vehicle, traveling south, ran into him. The driver fled the scene, leaving Garcia injured on the street.

A United States Postal Service worker stopped to check on Garcia and called 911, the East Palo Alto Police Department stated in a press release. Garcia was transported to Stanford Hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.

The police are asking that witnesses, who may have been commuting through the area, or people with any knowledge of the incident contact the department. Officers are actively investigating the crime, but at this time they have no suspect or vehicle information.

Police are asking witnesses to contact the department by calling dispatch at 650-321-1112, sending an anonymous email to epa@tipnow.org, sending a cell-phone text (which will be anonymous) to 650-409-6792, or leaving an anonymous voice mail at 650-409-6792.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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Posted by Tori
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 19, 2013 at 4:58 pm

This is really sad to hear and my prayers are with Mr. Garcia and his family. For someone to leave the scene of a accident is horrible. This is the prime example of what is wrong with the world today!!

I hope he gets well soon and God bless.


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