Cpl. Bert Paquet explains traffic-camera footage from the December 2012 hit-and-run incident in South Surrey.

Cpl. Bert Paquet explains traffic-camera footage from the December 2012 hit-and-run incident in South Surrey.

South Surrey hit-and-run trial set for fall of 2015

Nine days have been set aside to hear the case against Barry Christiansen, the man accused of running down a pair of South Surrey joggers.

The man accused of running down two joggers in South Surrey will be tried on the matter in Surrey Provincial Court next fall – nearly three years after the hit-and-run collision.

In appearance before Judge Ellen Gordon Friday, nine days in 2015 were set aside for Barry Russell Christiansen’s trial – Sept. 14-17, 21-24 and 28.

Barry ChristiansenChristiansen was not in court, however, pleas of not guilty were entered by a representative of his lawyer.

Two charges of “fail to stop at accident scene involving bodily harm” were sworn against Christiansen last December, in connection with the Dec. 3, 2012 hit-and-run incident that injured runners Nola Carlson and Shelley Lammers.

The women were jogging across 152 Street at 32 Avenue when they were struck.

Lammers suffered a concussion, fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, two broken vertebrae and a lacerated liver. Carlson’s injuries included a broken nose and cheekbone.

Evidence from the scene included traffic-camera video that captured the impact and a figure on foot approach the women and lean over them before rapidly departing.

Three days later, police announced the arrest of a 53-year-old Surrey man and the seizure of a BMW X1.

 

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