Posted on May 21, 2019
Dario Carboni, 25, is accused of ramming former paratrooper Kenneth Kiley, 75, with his car after the incident in Swindon in July 2018.
Witnesses told Bristol Crown Court they heard a vehicle accelerating followed by the sound of a man screaming and a “massive dull thud”.
Mr Carboni denies murder, manslaughter and causing death by dangerous driving.
The court heard Mr Kiley was being driven by his wife Marion, when a Vauxhall Corsa allegedly driven by Mr Carboni collided with them near their home in Swindon. Prosecutor Adam Feest said Mr Carboni, from Tottenham, London, failed to stop and drove away into a cul-de-sac.
Mr Kiley followed him on foot with a pen and paper, telling his wife he was going to take down the driver’s details, he told the court. Witness Thomas Blackwood said he had heard “tyres screeching” followed by a thud, and looked out of his window to see Mr Kiley lying face down in the road in Southernwood Drive. Mr Kiley was taken to hospital but died the following day.