The alleged driver of a vehicle which crashed at Clunes in November, leaving his teenage passenger trapped for more than two hours, will return to court next month.
Christopher Durek appeared briefly before the Ballarat Magistrates Court via videolink on Monday morning, where his matter was adjourned.
Durek's legal representation made the application to have the matter adjourned for contest mention.
Durek made no application for bail and was remanded to reappear in court on March 23.
It is alleged Durek struck two parked cars in Service Street, Clunes in the early hours of November 25, leaving his teenage passenger trapped for more than two hours while emergency services worked to free him.
Durek then allegedly fled the scene.
The male teenage passenger was treated by paramedics from 12.30am to 2.30am before he was freed from the vehicle and flown by air to The Alfred Hospital.