Accused hit and run teen faces court after fiery crash
A seriously injured man was trapped inside his burning vehicle after it was hit by the driver of a stolen car in Kambah on Wednesday.
A teenager accused of crashing a stolen car in Canberra's south, seriously injuring another motorist, was subject to a good behaviour order, the ACT Magistrates Court was told on Thursday.
Joshua Luke Winters, 19, faces a range of serious charges over the Wednesday evening crash in Kambah.
Winters is alleged to have caused the crash while driving a stolen car and then fleeing the scene of the crash before being arrested overnight.
A man aged in his 30s remains in a critical condition in The Canberra Hospital after the car he was driving on Sulwood Drive in Kambah was hit about 5.45pm by a four-wheel drive allegedly driven by Winters and stolen earlier that day.
Winters faces charges of driving while unlicensed, culpable driving and failing to give assistance after an accident.
He did not enter a plea or apply for bail during a brief court appearance.
Earlier, police had said a man had been driving a stolen blue Ford Territory and had been turning out of Livingstone Avenue when he had struck a black Holden Commodore on Sulwood Drive. The engine block of the Commodore caught fire, with the driver trapped inside briefly before being pulled clear by members of the public and emergency services.
The victim was treated on the scene for head and leg injuries by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics before being taken to Canberra Hospital in a serious condition.
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ACT Policing said a man handed himself in after fleeing the accident on foot.
Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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