HERCULES -- After a two-week search, Hercules police have arrested a driver they say was caught on video striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk, then driving off as the victim lay injured on the ground.
On Tuesday, Hercules police arrested Abraham Adams, 62, of Hercules, on suspicion of felony hit and run in a collision that occurred at 6:22 a.m. January 17 in the 1300 block of Willow Avenue.
Police say Adams struck a 70-year-old man with his SUV, got out of the vehicle and approached the victim. After seeing that the man was still alive, Adams backed up and drove around the man as he left the scene, authorities said.
Detectives used footage shot by a passing transit bus to find out what type of vehicle the suspect was driving, as well as video captured by a surveillance camera at a nearby Shell gas station around the time of the accident.
In the videos, they spotted the same black GMC Terrain that struck the pedestrian and a driver who matched Abrams' description.
"They suspected that the driver lived in the area, so officers kept an eye out for him," said Officer Connie Van Putten of the Hercules Police Department.
On Monday, an off-duty Hercules police officer saw Abrams driving near Redwood Road and Cedar Court. A license plate check revealed that he lived nearby.
An officer went to the home, where he located the SUV believed to have been involved in the hit-and-run and Abrams. He was arrested and taken to County Jail in Martinez.
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