Surrey Mountie hurt in hit-and-run

SURREY – A Surrey Mountie was injured in one of two local hit-andruns this week.

The Mountie was trying to pull over a Toyota Matrix Tuesday afternoon at 88th Avenue and 156th Street when the car took off, hitting the cop.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said the officer is expected to make a “quick and full recovery.”

The driver, a 27-year-old Surrey woman who’s “known to police” was arrested after a short pursuit.

“Charges will definitely be laid,” Paquet said.

On Monday night, a grey Ford pickup truck struck a motorcyclist from behind and then took off. This happened on the South Fraser Perimeter Road west of the Port Mann Bridge overpass.

The victim, a 56-year-old Burnaby man, was taken to hospital with serious though not life-threatening injuries.

Paquet said the truck’s driver stopped and got out, but left before police arrived.

“We would like to remind the driver involved in this incident that it is never too late to contact our investigators right away and turn himself in,” Paquet said. “It is always better to approach the police than have the police approach you.”

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com