A teenager who crashed a car causing serious injury to a schoolboy admitted:“I regret what I did - I shouldn’t have been there that night.”

Daniel Huissain told Huddersfield magistrates that he should never have been behind the wheel.

Hussain, 18, had not passed his test and only been taking lessons for four months prior to the smash in Beaumont Park on November 19.

A 15-year-old passenger is still receiving treatment after suffering injuries including broken ribs and kidney damage.

Hussain, of Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving and obstructing a police constable at an earlier hearing.

The BTEC student was behind the wheel of a Suzuki Swift when he lost control and crashed. The incident on Butternab Road at just after 7pm was witnessed by driver Anne Blackburn who was in her car with her daughter.

Prosecutor Alex Bozman told Kirklees magistrates: “She heard a very loud bang and saw the vehicle spinning down the road towards them.

“The car came to a stop five to ten feet in front of them.”

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Two of the occupants of the car got out and were approached by Ms Blackburn who asked them if they were okay and called an ambulance.

They tried to carry the injured male - one of two 15-year-olds travelling in the car - away but were unsuccessful.

Police attended and found the abandoned vehicle in the middle of the road. It had suffered extensive damage to its front end and the back windscreen was missing.

Hussain spoke to police and claimed that he had only seen the smash, however Ms Blackburn confirmed that this wasn’t true.

The injured schoolboy said in a statement that he felt that Hussain had been driving quite fast in the 30mph zone.

Mr Bozman said: “He was concerned because the road narrow, wet and covered with leaves. The car lost control and went into a spin and he then woke up on the pavement. The injuries he sustained were more serious than originally thought.

Butternab Road in Crosland Moor

“There was damage to his spleen and damage to his kidneys which is going to be potentially long-lasting.

“(Also) there was damage to his lower spine and nape of his neck along with three broken ribs.

“He is now attending at a specialist to get further treatment.”

Yousuf Khan, mitigating, said that his client lost control of the car after an adult passenger pulled on the handbrake.

He told the court: “He hangs his head in shame at what he’s done - he’s responsible for causing injury. This conviction is going to have long-term ramifications.

“He hadn’t passed his test and didn’t have the requisite skills to manage over the speed bumps.”

Hussain admitted that at the time of the incident he had only had four months worth of driving lessons.

He told magistrates: “I regret what I did - I shouldn’t have been there that night.”

Hussain was given a youth referral order for six months.

He was also banned from driving for a year and must take an extended driving test before he gets his licence.