Ahmed Aldubaili, 30, is charged with causing the death of three-year-old Henry Blacklock who suffered fatal injuries when his father’s car was involved in a crash.
Aldubaili, who is from the United Arab Emirates, is also charged with death by driving when unlicensed and driving while uninsured after the crash with Martin Blacklock’s Renault Clio.
Henry died at the scene of the collision on the B1063 in Ashley, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, on October 23 last year.
Aldubaili has pleaded not guilty to death by dangerous driving but admitted he did not have a licence or insurance to drive.The case has been adjourned until September when it will be decided if he is fit to stand trial.
Aldubaili’s six-month visitor visa expired in March this year and he has now surrendered his passport as part of the legal proceedings.
He failed to turn up at a previous hearing because he was in a clinic, according to the Daily Telegraph, and medical reports are being prepared ahead of his next hearing.
Following Henry’s death, his mother, Clare Seager of Red Lodge, Suffolk, said: ‘Henry was a little boy with a big heart, who was, and is, loved by everyone who knew him.
‘For a three-year-old lad he didn’t know the meaning of fear or danger.
‘He would quickly make friends with people he met and just loved life and everyone.
‘Henry was a really bright and intelligent little boy who was always smiling and seemed to know everything.’
He is survived by two sisters, Lilly and Jasmin and a brother, Jack.