Funeral director left the baby's body on the roof of his van and drove away before it was found in a ditch

Funeral rider who left a baby's body on the roof of his fan and drove off when he fell on the road receives a $ 5,000 fine

  • The baby's body was transported from Rockhampton to Brisbane last year
  • Richard John Bertrand did not realize that he had disappeared before he arrived at the morgue
  • He pleaded guilty and received a $ 5,000 fine on Monday, without any conviction
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A funeral director from Queensland who left a corpse of a baby on the roof of a van and ran off was fined $ 5,000.

The baby's body was transported from Rockhampton to Brisbane last November when it fell on the roadside.

The corpse was reportedly placed on the roof during a transfer between vehicles on the Sunshine Coast.

Richard John Bertrand, from Queensland Funeral Transfers, did not know he had disappeared before he arrived at the Brisbane morgue.

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A funeral driver in Queensland (photo) who left a corpse of a baby on the roof of a van and drove away, is fined $ 5,000.

A funeral driver in Queensland (photo) who left a corpse of a baby on the roof of a van and drove away, is fined $ 5,000.

The baby's body was found on the side of a road on the Sunshine Coast by road workers.

Bertrand later said that he felt for the family and was totally embarrassed.

On Monday, he pleaded guilty in the Magistraatshof of Maroochore for misconduct with regard to a corpse.

No conviction was registered, but he was fined $ 5,000.

The baby's body was transported from Rockhampton to Brisbane in November last year when it fell off the van on a roadside

The baby's body was transported from Rockhampton to Brisbane in November last year when it fell off the van on a roadside

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The baby's body was transported from Rockhampton to Brisbane in November last year when it fell off the van on a roadside

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