Police release disturbing footage of hit-and-run
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:36PM PST
Last Updated Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:24PM PST
Mounties have released video footage of a hit-and-run that injured two female joggers in Surrey earlier this week, in an attempt to generate new tips in the case.
The victims were struck while crossing the intersection of 152 Street and 32 Avenue at around 9 p.m. Monday by a white, crossover-type vehicle that sped away from the scene.
The disturbing footage shows an unidentified person approaching the women shortly after the crash, then leaving quickly as another car pulls up.
“The person we observe in the video returning to the impact scene where the two victims are laying down is not confirmed as the driver of the vehicle, but is definitely a subject of interest in our investigation,” RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said Wednesday.
Paquet said he’s hopeful that the traffic camera footage will prompt new witnesses to come forward.
“If there is a white crossover in your neighbourhood with recent damage to the front, contact us.”
One of the joggers, 51-year-old Shelley Lammers, was airlifted to hospital, where she remains with serious but non-life threatening injuries, including a head laceration.
The other, 54-year-old Nola Carlson, was treated for less-severe wounds and released. She told CTV News on Wednesday the accident happened in a flash.
“Sometimes an accident, it’s slow-motion… This was fast. This was just really fast,” Carlson said. “We were close to the sidewalk and then Shelley came flying at me and I did a face plant.”
Carlson, whose face is covered in cuts and bruises, also urged the driver to come forward.
“It would be good to have whoever did this own up to it,” she said.
Both of the victims were wearing headlamps and reflective clothing at the time of the crash.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Traffic Services at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.
With a report from CTV British Columbia’s Maria Weisgarber