An unlicensed, drug-affected man charged over a head-on crash that critically injured his young daughter has pleaded guilty in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.
Luke Stephen Falkiner, 33, was behind the wheel of a car seen driving at about 120 kilometres per hour on the wrong side of the Thiele Highway at Roseworthy, north of Adelaide.
Falkiner’s four-year-old daughter sustained critical spinal injuries when the car collided head-on with another vehicle on the June long weekend this year.
His one-year-old son and the driver of the other car were also injured in the crash.
Falkiner, who has never held a driver’s licence, pleaded guilty to three aggravated counts of causing serious harm by dangerous driving.
During a previous court appearance, the prosecution said Falkiner had a long history of driving offences.
The prosecution said Falkiner admitted to using methamphetamine the day before the crash.
The court heard he had no recollection of how he came to be driving on the wrong side of the highway.
Falkiner will be sentenced in the District Court at a later date.