STANFORD, Calif. -
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has released more information about a hit-and-run suspect who allegedly struck a Muslim student with his vehicle on the Stanford University campus on Nov. 3.
The collision is being investigated as a hate crime because the suspect reportedly yelled "F--- you and your people" out the window of his vehicle after making eye contact with the man, accelerating, and striking him as he crossed the intersection of Campus Drive and Ayrshire Farm Lane. The suspect fled the scene and the man was taken to the hospital, where he survived his injuries.
The man believed he was targeted because he was wearing a shirt that had Arabic script on it.
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According to the victim, the suspect was a white, unshaven adult male in his mid-20s. He was wearing a grey top and prescription glasses. His vehicle was a black Toyota SUV with a tire mounted on the rear. Police believe this vehicle has passenger-side bumper damage from the collision.
Authorities are also looking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who was walking near the area around that time. Anyone who may have information helpful to this case is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at (408) 808-4500 or call the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect and a picture of a similar vehicle.