A teenage driver has been fined after a crash seriously injured himself and two of his friends at Logue Brook Dam.
The 17-year-old, who won’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to one count of careless driving causing bodily harm when he appeared in the Harvey Children’s Court last week, Seven reported.
Police prosecutor sergeant Darren Clifton said the 4WD the teen was driving rolled on an unsealed section of Scarp Road in November.
A witness said they saw the vehicle accelerate when it hit the gravel and that it lost control while fishtailing before it rolled onto its side.
Mr Clifton said the impact ripped part of the roof off and crushed most of the cabin.
The vehicle’s only two teen passengers and the driver were all injured in the crash.
A male passenger sustained fractures to his collarbone and spine while a female passenger suffered cuts and bruising to her body.
The driver received a hand injury and underwent surgery.
All have made significant physical recovery.
Magistrate Benjamin Tyers said the teen was driving too fast and not driving to the conditions.
However, he said the level of driving was nowhere near as serious as what is often witnessed on our roads.
The boy was fined $1500, disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay court costs.