The man was thrown about 12 feet from his wheelchair and hit the ground, but the motorist didn’t stop and fled west on Glenoaks, Bateman said.
“He suffered minor abrasions and complained of pain to his right side,” he said.
The man was taken by ambulance to Providence Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank.
Two drivers who were driving by and noticed that the motorist didn’t stop, so they followed her, Bateman said.
As they followed the car, they called police and described to them what had occurred, he said.
The drivers led police to Milagerdi, who was arrested at Glenwood Road and Linden Avenue on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and driving on a suspended California driver’s license, Bateman said.
Milagerdi has posted bail since the accident and was released early Tuesday from the Glendale Police Department jail, according to inmate information records.
Milagerdi’s car didn’t have license plates, even though there are plates issued to the car, Bateman said.
The drivers provided great help to police, who might not have been able to find Milagerdi because the car didn’t have license plates, Bateman said.
People who decide to help police and follow suspects should be cautious and safe, Lt. Carl Povilaitis said.
If a person sees a crime occur, he or she should call police and provide them with the suspect’s description, Povilaitis said.
“We don’t want people to take unnecessary risks,” he said.
Another man in a motorized wheelchair was hit by a motorist who fled after the crash Feb. 13 on New York Avenue near Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta.
Police are still looking for the motorist involved in that hit-and-run.
The motorist may have been driving a white or light-colored Volkswagen, possibly a Jetta.
Anyone with details about the Feb. 13 crash is urged to call the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4840 or Glendale Crime Stoppers at (818) 507-7867.