Friends take deceased's body from accident following bike smash

"I believe he may have already been dead"

Posted: 14 May 2010
by Visordown News

THE BODY OF A man killed riding a stolen off-road motorbike was taken from the scene of the accident by two of his friends, a court has heard.

Daniel Oliver and Grant Smith bundled the body of Ricky Perry, 28, into a VW Golf following the fatal crash in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, in the early hours of September 21, 2009, an inquest has heard.

Kettering Magistrates' Court were told in a statement how upon arriving at the scene of the crash Oliver and Smith had tried to attain whether Mr Perry had a pulse but could not find one. The pair then lifted the deceased into the back of their car and took his body to the home of his girlfriend, Danielle Hobbs.

Both men were summonsed to appear in court but neither Oliver nor Smith turned up.

In a statement, Mr Smith said: "When we reached Priory Road we took Ricky out of the car and put him in the recovery position. We were already talking to the emergency services."

In a statement Mr Oliver admitted picking up Mr Perry and putting him in the car and said: "Before I moved Ricky I believe he may have already been dead."

Collision investigator PC Keith Millard told the inquest: "I suspect he (Mr Perry) was already dead at the scene. Moving him didn't make any difference to the injuries sustained."

Coroner Anne Pember recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Mrs Perry said she hoped the story of her son's death would help save lives on the roads.

She said: "We wanted to raise awareness for other parents and drum it into their kids to wear a crash helmet and protective clothing."

And not to nick other people's property, of course, Mrs Perry?

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Sad but bizarre. Imagine being the Girlfriend and your 'mans' mates bring him home in the early misty morning, a little bit dead.

Posted: 14/05/2010 at 11:12

typical pikeys: theiving someone elses bike but without the skill and equipment needed to ride it safely. like the guy who stole my aprillia, flipped it down the road wearing a tracksuit.

sad yes, but no sympathy im afraid. what goes around.......

Posted: 14/05/2010 at 13:52

Cant say I feel a whole lot of sympathy either.. one less oik to steal our bikes.. the only good bike thief is a dead bike thief!

Posted: 14/05/2010 at 14:23

you know it

Posted: 17/05/2010 at 14:10

One of the mentioned scrotems that got caught with my brother’s stolen motorbike in the back of a van and now apparently serving 10 months for receiving stolen goods. So it wasn’t much of a lesson Mrs Perry but as long as he wears a helmet that’s ok.


Posted: 20/07/2010 at 19:20

I guess the saying ... ''That'll learn 'em '' springs to mind

Posted: 21/07/2010 at 07:14

I am the sister of Ricky perry the man that " deserved to die" apparently. All i can say to every single one of you heartless people is that yes he was wrong and he payed the ultimate price and unforunatly we his family pay it too every single day, so the comments toward my mum are bang out of order and i can tell u now he did NOT deserve to die and my mum certainly did NOT deserve to bury her son nor us our brother. As a grown man he made his own choices and as wrong as may have been have no reflection on how he was brought up. And for the prick that called him a pikey he werent but i wonder if you would have the guts to cal a traveller a " pikey" probably not ey just hide behind a computor.

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 14:35

Well said tracy they didn't know rick so have no right to judge him and all you pricks who just sit behind your computer criticising other people look at your own lives and actually get a life

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 12:32

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