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Man who drove into pram-pushing mum avoids jail
Man who drove into pram-pushing mum avoids jail

A man who drove into a woman and her newborn baby in 2011 has been given community service.

Emma De Silva was walking with her baby in a pram along the Princes Highway at St Peters, in Sydney's inner west in March 2011.

A car driven by Bryce Wayland mounted the curb and crashed into her, leaving her with brain damage.

He was sentenced to 50 hours community service for the accident and has lost his licence for 15 months.

The driver said his car's accelerator pedal got stuck under the floor mat and he panicked.

The 26-year-old was found guilty in November last year for negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

Ms De Silva was in intensive care for two months and continues to require therapy. The baby was not injured.

To help out Ms De Silva, please visit Emmadesilva.com to make a donation.

Donations can also be made via:
The Emma De Silva Foundation.
BSB: 062-212
Account: 1052 4274