Woman, 20, dies after falling off car bonnet as pals drove 25mph around Tesco car park before taking her to McDonald’s in bid to revive her with Coca-Cola

A 20-YEAR-OLD lady died after falling off a automotive bonnet as buddies drove 25mph round a Tesco automotive park earlier than taking her to McDonald’s in a bid to revive her with Coca-Cola.

Ellie Underhill, 20, was left with horrendous head accidents after shedding her grip on the silver Vauxhall Corsa and smashing to the bottom.

Ellie Underhill died after a prank in Tesco Additional carpark went badly unsuitable
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Her mates then drove her to a close-by McDonald’s to scrub her up.

A courtroom heard how one of many mates, Elly Phillips, 19, tried to wake Miss Underhill up by slapping her within the face and pouring Coca-Cola over her after the incident on Boxing Day 2016 in Dudley, West Mids.

An hour after the incident, the buddies took Miss Underhill to close by Russells Corridor Hospital the place they lied and mentioned she had fallen over.

She was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham however she died on January 3.

Luke Hickman of Stourbridge, West Mids., was jailed for seven years and ten months for harmful driving
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The motive force Luke Hickman, of Stourbridge, West Mids., was jailed for seven years and ten months after he admitted inflicting demise by harmful driving at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Courtroom.

Sentencing him, Decide Paul Glenn mentioned: “You didn’t got down to injure anybody, on the night in query this was initially a prank but it surely has had probably the most appalling penalties within the demise of a younger girl.

“Driving with somebody in your bonnet is extremely harmful, Ellie Underhill had put herself on the bonnet, I don’t overlook that however you have been the one that may have refused to drive however as a substitute of stopping after the primary circuit the CCTV exhibits you drove the second circuit considerably faster.

“You solely had a provisional licence and she or he was in a susceptible place and was solely connected to the automotive by holding on to the bonnet and it was harmful driving on the common pace you probably did that was round 25mph.

Elly Phillips, 19, admitted perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to 6 months in a younger offenders’ establishment
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“She fell off the automobile at a pace calculated to be 15mph after you took a pointy left flip and braked.”

Hickman’s girlfriend, Hana Edwards, 19, of Stourbridge, admitted perverting the course of justice and was handed a group order with 150 hours unpaid work.

Edwards was not current on the time however she admitted sending a textual content message to the others urging them to delete movie footage from the evening.

Phillips, 19, additionally of Stourbridge, admitted perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to 6 months in a younger offenders’ establishment.

Hana Edwards was handed a group order with 150 hours unpaid work
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A fourth defendant Ross Bingham, 21, of Birmingham, additionally admitted perverting the course of justice and shall be sentenced later at this time (Wednesday).

Prosecutor Robert Value mentioned: “The disaster passed off in the course of the evening of Boxing day.

“Ellie was 20 when she died because of being on the entrance bonnet of the automotive being pushed by Hickson, she had been on pleasant phrases with him however in a second of utter insanity he carried out a manoeuvre that was harmful the place he drove across the automotive park with Elly clinging on the bonnet at a median pace of 25mph and whose solely means to remain on was to cling on together with her naked palms.

“He braked because the automotive was turning to the left and this resulted in Ellie being thrown off the bonnet and she or he landed closely on her head.

Ross Bingham is because of be sentenced on Monday
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“She suffered cranium fractures and mind injury and died a couple of days afterward January Three on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“A witness noticed Miss Phillips slapped Ellie’s face making an attempt to get a response and Coca-Cola was thrown in her face.

“They bought her within the automotive with problem, she had been sick and was bleeding from the nostril.

“As an alternative that they had taken her to McDonald’s the place they utilized tissues to her face.”

The courtroom heard the buddies had been out to an Indian restaurant to rejoice Phillips’ birthday earlier than going to an off-licence to purchase alcohol.

Mr Value mentioned: “Hickman had informed police he had two pints of Cobra.

“They visited an off-licence and bought a small bottle of spirits after which they went to automotive park and drove a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

“They’d lied to medical workers about what had occurred saying she had fallen over drunk.

“At no stage was any healthcare skilled informed she was in a automotive accident.

“The lies didn’t have an effect on the result however it’s clearly {that a} true account would have afforded a better precedence standing in hospital.”

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