THE possibility of more charges being brought against a banned driver who knocked down a teenager crossing a road must await the outcome of further medical tests on the boy.

Judge Christopher Prince last month adjourned sentencing defendant Gareth Shaun Ross for dangerous driving and other offences arising from the collision in Newton Aycliffe, on the afternoon of June 23 last year.

Ross was driving a Vauxhall Zafira, which he took without permission, and which struck pedestrian Kian Murphy, who was attempting to cross the road.

The 14-year-old boy was thrown into the air and landed on the road, suffering head and back injuries.

Ross stopped momentarily before driving away.

A victim statement read to Durham Crown Court said Kian has since suffered intermittent headaches and nightmares.

After hearing there were “ongoing problems” Judge Prince said he would like updated medical and/or psychological reports.

As medical assessment has yet to be completed the case was further adjourned until July 8. Ross, 32, of Bates Close, Newton Aycliffe, who admitted dangerous driving, while disqualified, without insurance, aggravated vehicle taking and failing to stop after an accident, remains in custody.