Vansh Khanna: Nineteen-year-old international student sentenced for hit-and-run ... trends now
A driver who ran a red light and mowed through three children before fleeing the scene has momentarily dodged jail time after receiving his prison sentence.
The 19-year-old driver, Vansh Khanna, ran through a red light at a Pacific Highway intersection in Crows Nest in May, throwing three children through the air who were crossing to a green pedestrian light.
Dashcam footage from a driver just metres away shows the traffic lights turned red for several seconds before the horrific collision - and then Khanna fled the scene.
One of the boys, 13, was taken to Sydney Children's Hospital with serious yet not life-threatening injuries, while the other two 12-year-old boys sustained minor injuries.
Khanna, who is in Australia on a study visa, faced Manly Local Court on Thursday charged with several driving offences, including negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm and failing to stop and assist.
Vansh Khanna (centre), who ran a red light, mowed down three