Trial for man who ran down an 83-year-old resumes in Surrey

A trial for a young man who crashed his car into a Surrey bus shelter three years ago resumed on Monday.

The crash fatally injured 83-year-old Pritam Benning.

The driver faces a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

Gurjit Dhillon has gone in and out of court every day of his trial.

He never speaks to the media or to surviving family members, and now he has decided against taking the stand in his own defence.

“Ultimately it is his choice whether or not he testifies. There’s not much more that we can say about that,” defence lawyer Marvin Stern told Global News.

Three years ago, Benning was sitting at a Surrey bus stop when an out of control corvette slammed into him.

He died five days later.

Gurjit Dhillon was driving his brother’s corvette.

Witnesses saw two corvettes that night, revving engines and communicating, but street racing charges were dropped and the court is proceeding with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.

Today, defence argued there is reasonable doubt to even that.

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