Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet points to traffic-camera footage that shows a crossover vehicle just before it hits joggers Shelley Lammers and Nola Carlson.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet points to traffic-camera footage that shows a crossover vehicle just before it hits joggers Shelley Lammers and Nola Carlson.

Still no charges in South Surrey hit-and-run three months after arrest

It may be months still before charges are laid in connection with the December hit-and-run of two joggers in South Surrey.

It’s been three months since a 53-year-old man was arrested after two women were struck while jogging in a South Surrey crosswalk, and police say it may be a few more before any charge is laid.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet told Peace Arch News this week that investigators “are still going through all the legal requirements and judicial authorizations” needed to forward charge recommendations to the Crown.

“The investigator, he expects that charges will be laid for hit-and-run causing bodily harm, but at this point in time, charges have not been officially laid and we expect this process to happen over the next few months,” Paquet said Tuesday.

Runners Shelley Lammers and Nola Carlson were hit just before 8 p.m. Dec. 3, as they jogged across 152 Street at 32 Avenue. A traffic-camera recorded the impact and – about 25 seconds later – a figure on foot approach the women and lean over them before rapidly departing.

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

Dec. 6, police announced the arrest of a Surrey man and seizure of a BMW X1. A May 13 court date had been announced but, Paquet said, no appearances are scheduled.

 

Surrey North Delta Leader