A driver with a cancelled learner's permit who lost control of his car, crashing into an oncoming vehicle, has been slammed for failing to call an ambulance.
A woman and her young son were in the other car when Jackson Lee Kennedy's Holden Barina fishtailed towards them on Webb Street in Lavington.
She didn't have time to stop but still slammed on her brakes in an ultimately futile effort to avoid the collision.
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Kennedy, Albury Local Court has heard, got out, quickly checked on the woman and her six-year-old son then got back into his car and drove off. He was arrested on September 1.
"He did show some concern for the occupants of the other vehicle," defence lawyer Braeden Fernandez said.
Kennedy was also using amphetamines at the time.
But magistrate Richard Funston rejected the submission.
Mr Funston said Kennedy did not have any medical qualifications that would allow him to make an assessment of the condition of the two people in the other car.
He showed no real consideration for the woman and child by the fact he simply drove off without even making an emergency phone call for an ambulance, he said.
Kennedy, who turned 21 five days after the crash on August 4, pleaded guilty to drive while licence cancelled and not give particulars to other driver.
The North Albury man, who appeared via a video link to Junee jail, was sentenced to a nine-month intensive corrections order, fined $400 and disqualified from driving for three months.
Mr Funston said he had no choice but to take a "dim view" of the fact he did not phone for an ambulance, though was not completely damning of Kennedy.
"There's still a fair bit of hope for you," he said.
Kennedy got into the car about 7.30am and drove north along Wagga Road towards Webb Street, despite his learner's licence being cancelled from August 25.
The victim was travelling south on Webb Street when their cars collided.
She suffered bruising and swelling.
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