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.
Christiansen 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.