Teenager who left a boy, five, in a coma after his ‘wheel flew off while he was doing a burnout’ is granted bail despite cops saying he showed ‘no remorse’ after crash
- A five-year-old boy is in a critical condition after ‘being struck by a car wheel’
- Blue Ford Falcon was at a red light in Caboolture, QLD about 4.30pm Wednesday
- Police allege Blake Davey-Jennings, 18, performed a burnout at the traffic lights
- The rear passenger wheel then allegedly flung off and hit the boy in the head
- He was granted bail in court on Friday – matter adjourned until January 2021
A teenager who allegedly left a five-year-old boy fighting for life after his car wheel allegedly flew off and struck the child in the head during a burnout has been granted bail.
Blake Davey-Jennings, 18, allegedly spun the tyres of a blue Ford Falcon ute when the light turned green at the King Street and Morayfield Road intersection in Caboolture, Queensland, about 4.30pm on Wednesday.
The boy, who had been walking on a footpath with his father and brother outside a shopping centre, was rushed to Brisbane Children’s Hospital in a critical condition with internal injuries after the wheel hit him.
Blake Davey-Jennings (pictured), 18, was granted bail on Friday after allegedly performing a burnout that left a five-year-old boy fighting for life
The teenager was arrested at the scene and charged with dangerously operating a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, driving unlicensed and unregistered, and other registration offences.
The young boy remains in an induced coma in a serious but stable condition.
Davey-Jennings was granted bail in court on Friday, where his case was adjourned until January, 7News reports.
His bail was initially denied during a hearing at Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Thursday, with the police prosecutor claiming Davey-Jennings had showed no remorse.
His lawyer had told the court the teen was in a severe state of shock and had tried to render assistance by removing debris to enable emergency services greater access to the boy, the Courier Mail reported.
But the prosecutor claimed the teen seemed completely unaffected by the incident and walked over to the victim, not to help ‘but rather to collect his tyre’.
Blake Davey-Jennings, 18, allegedly spun the tires of a blue Ford Falcon ute (pictured) when the light turned green
The boy had been walking on a footpath with his family outside Caboolture Square Shopping Centre (pictured, police vehicles arrive at the scene)
‘If not for the fast response of the ambulance workers he would have been dead,’ she told the court on Thursday.
‘He seems to have no regard whatsoever for the community.’
Davey-Jennings had recently moved to Queensland to take up a full time role as a carpet layer.
Burpengary Forensic crash unit Sergeant Greg Price said family members of the boy are deeply traumatised by the incident.
A friend close to Davey-Jennings told Daily Mail Australia the teen’s family are ‘beyond devastated’.
Police are urging anyone who was at the scene or has dash cam footage to come forward or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The prosecutor claimed the teen (pictured) walked over to the victim, not to help ‘but rather to collect his tyre’