A Nowra teenager charged with dangerous driving occasioning actual bodily harm after a 16-year-old boy suffered multiple injuries after being thrown off the rear of a utility at Yawal last October has been placed on a good behaviour bond.
The now 18-year-old appeared before Nowra Children’s Court Magistrate David Williams.
Court papers said the youth, who was 17 at the time, was driving a utility around 10.40pm on October 1 last year that was involved in a crash that caused grievous bodily harm to another male teenager.
He was driving a Toyota Hilux, carrying two occupants in the cab and two unrestrained teenagers on the rear tray, and lost control and rolled on Yawal Road, at Yalwal, west of Nowra.
The two teenagers were thrown from the rear tray, with a 16-year-old boy suffering multiple fractures and internal injuries.
He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.
Magistrate Williams placed the 18-year-old on a nine-month good behaviour bond but did not record a conviction, however disqualified him from driving for 12 months.