A driver has been jailed over the death of a baby boy who was sitting on his lap during a crash in Sydney’s south-west.
Two cars collided at low speed in Lurnea on February 25, 2019.
The accident killed an 11-month-old boy who was in the BMW sedan being driven by Peter Watfa.
Watfa has repeatedly refused to admit the 11-month-old was sitting on his lap and is adamant the baby was restrained in the backseat when the crash occurred.
The baby boy suffered fatal injuries when the driver’s airbag deployed.
A judge today slammed Watfa’s actions, with the court hearing the vulnerable child was “entirely dependent upon Watfa, who owed him a duty of care”.
The court also heard he had earned the title of a serial traffic offender.
In the months after the crash, Watfa was involved in a police pursuit and caught driving under the influence of drugs.
Watfa will serve at least two years and three months for manslaughter.
He will be eligible for parole in early 2024.