24-year-old Dario Carboni, pictured in court, is accused of killing ex-paratrooper Kenneth Kiley (75) in his car
A "laughing" driver murdered a former paratrooper by ramming him in his car shortly after the accident, a court has heard.
Kenneth Kiley, 75, had just returned home from dinner with his wife Marion when the couple was hit by another car at a roundabout near their Swindon home.
The Kiley's car turned 180 degrees and knocked on a street sign when the other car started laughing, according to a court hearing.
Mr. Kiley got out of the car and went toward a blue Vauxhall Corsa with pen and paper to find out the driver's insurance information.
But 24-year-old Corsa driver Dario Carboni raced back the street and "put his foot down," the court was told.
It hit and killed Mr. Kiley and then sped off again before the driver jumped out and ran away, prosecutors say.
Witnesses said they heard a vehicle accelerate, followed by a screaming man and a "massive thump".
Mr. Kiley was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with injuries, including a fractured skull, but died the following day on July 9 last year.
Carboni is brought to justice at Bristol Crown Court for murder, manslaughter and death from dangerous driving – he denies all three.
He claims that the Corsa was not driven by him, but by Patrick Cunnington – who was also in the car at the time.
Kenneth Kiley, 75, (right) was murdered when he was knocked down and killed by a driver with whom he wanted to share details after an accident, a court heard
Prosecutor Adam Feest said: "This is a murder case. Carboni had plenty of time to see Mr. Kiley no matter when he stepped off the sidewalk.
& # 39; Evidence will show that he made no effort to brake or turn to avoid such an obvious obstacle on the road. He purposely accelerated towards his victim.
"Anyone who does this must have intended to kill them or do them serious harm."
He said: “On July 8th last year, around 8:30 pm, Mr. Kiley and his wife returned home from dinner at Toby Carvery in their red Toyota Yaris.
They came along Westfield Way in Swindon and prepared to turn right at a roundabout into Southernwood Drive, where they live.
& # 39; There was a collision between her car and a blue Corsa driving in the opposite direction.
They came together at the roundabout and the Kileys vehicle was turned almost 180 degrees and landed against a street name traffic sign.
The blue Corsa didn't stop at the scene. It turned left onto Southernwood Drive and drove out of sight. «
Mr. Feest said Southernwood Drive was a cul-de-sac from which a number of small streets lead, which are also cul-de-sacs.
He said the blue Corsa had turned one of these streets before turning around and driving back only two minutes later.
The Corsa then drove to the end of Southernwood Drive and when he realized that this was also a dead end, he turned and drove back towards Westfield Way, the court heard.
Mr. Kiley then stepped onto the street behind a parked car – and was knocked down and killed by the blue corsa, it was said.
24-year-old Dario Carboni, who was said to have driven at the time of the fatal accident, denies murder, homicide and death from dangerous driving
Mr Feest said the Corsa had been left on a nearby street where Carboni and his friend Patrick Cunnington were seen getting out and running away.
He said blood was visible on the car's windshield while hair was embedded in a dent.
He said: "It is the case of the Krone that Mr. Carboni was still driving the car at that time."
He added that some residents had noticed either the first or the second collision and came out to help Ms. Kiley, who was still in her car.
A number of residents describe how they heard car tires screeching, followed by a loud bang the moment Mr. Kiley was hit.
Local Thomas Blackwood ran into the street with his mother after seeing Mr. Kiley head down on the sidewalk and body on the street.
Mr. Blackwood said that Mr. Kiley "bled profusely all over his face" and had "severe swelling and bruising" on the side of his head.
The two men in the Corsa were then seen by witnesses who jumped out of the car and ran from the scene.
A couple, Rebecca and Matthew Norman, heard the two men laughing and talking inside as they drove from the first street collision, it was said.
Mr. Norman claims he heard one of the car occupants say something about losing a driver's license.
Carboni and Mr. Cunnington were detained separately by the police. The latter said he wasn't behind the wheel and he and Carboni were in Swindon to sell cannabis.
In a police interview, Carboni denied being the driver of the vehicle when Mr. Kiley was injured, but accepted to be the driver in the first accident even though he did not have a driver's license.
Mr. Cunnington was the first occupant of the Corsa to be arrested by the police.
He told the police that he had been to Swindon that weekend and had "done no good" and sold cannabis with Mr. Carboni.
He said the couple released cannabis in North Swindon while Carboni was driving.
Mr. Cunnington claimed to the police that he asked Carboni to stop after the first collision with Mr. and Mrs. Kiley's car because they had to check that everyone was fine.
Then he said he saw Mr. Kiley come out on the street behind the parked cars and waved his arms around.
He said that Mr. Kiley was quite clearly visible and told Carboni to stop, otherwise he would hit Mr. Kiley – but he claims that Carboni put his foot down instead of stopping.
Mr. Cunnington said Carboni drove further away from the scene before dropping the car.
When he asked Carboni why he hadn't stopped, the defendant said he didn't have a license, Cunnington claims.
The process continues.
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