A teenage driver who reportedly abandoned five-year-old boy after falling into a coma after burnout gets bail
Teenager who left a five-year-old boy in a coma after his ‘wheel flew while burnout’ gets bail despite police saying he showed ‘no remorse’ after crash
- A five-year-old boy is in critical condition after being ‘hit by a car wheel’
- The Blue Ford Falcon was at a red light in Caboolture, Queensland on Wednesday around 4:30 PM
- Police allege that Blake Davey-Jennings, 18, burned out at the traffic lights
- The rear passenger wheel then reportedly swung away and hit the boy in the head
- He was bailed in court on Friday – the case was postponed to January 2021
A teenager who allegedly had a five-year-old boy fight for life after his car wheel flew off and hit the child in the head during a burnout has been bailed.
Blake Davey-Jennings, 18, is said to have spun the tires of a blue Ford Falcon ute at the intersection of King Street and Morayfield Road in Caboolture, Queensland on Wednesday around 4:30 pm.
The boy, who had walked on a sidewalk outside a shopping center with his father and brother, was taken to Brisbane Children’s Hospital in critical condition with internal injuries after the wheel hit him.
Blake Davey-Jennings (pictured), 18, got bail on Friday after reportedly burned out that left a five-year-old boy fighting for life
The teenager was arrested on the spot and charged with dangerous driving a vehicle that caused serious bodily harm, driving without a license and unregistered, and other registration violations.
The young boy remains in an induced coma in a severe but stable state.
Davey-Jennings was bailed in court on Friday, where his case was postponed until January. 7 News reports.
His bail was initially denied at a hearing at Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Thursday, with the prosecutor claiming that Davey-Jennings had shown no regrets.
His lawyer had told the court that the teenager was in a severe state of shock and had tried to help by removing debris to give emergency services better access to the boy, Courier mail reported.
But the prosecution claimed that the teenager seemed totally unaffected by the incident and walked over to the victim, not to help “but to get his tape.”
Blake Davey-Jennings, 18, is said to have spun the tires of a blue Ford Falcon ute (photo) when the light turned green
The boy had walked with his family on a sidewalk outside the Caboolture Square shopping center (photo, police cars arrive at the scene)
“Without the prompt response from the ambulance workers, he would have been dead,” she told the court on Thursday.
“He doesn’t seem to be paying any attention to the community.”
Davey-Jennings had recently moved to Queensland to take on a full-time role as a carpet layer.
Sergeant Greg Price of the Burpengary Forensic Crash said relatives of the boy were deeply traumatized by the incident.
A friend of Davey-Jennings told Daily Mail Australia that the teenager’s family is “more than devastated.”
Police are urging anyone who was on the scene or who has dashcam footage to come forward or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.
The prosecutor claimed the teen (pictured) walked up to the victim not to help ‘but to get his tape’