Jake Chapman, 21, jumped out of the Ford and ran, leaving the vehicle across the tracks near Faversham.
A passenger train travelling at speeds of up to 75mph ploughed into the car, which burst into flames.
Chapman had done nothing to alert authorities before the collision at the Stone Crossing at Buckland, near Norton.A learner driver who just panicked? No. Not even close:
Maidstone Crown Court was told Chapman, of The Quays, Sittingbourne, already had eight points on his licence, despite not having yet passed a driving test.*sighs*
Ed Fowler, defending, said Chapman underwent psychological tests which revealed he had "cognitive deficits".
Chapman was given a 19-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and was ordered to remain indoors for the next four months between 8pm and 6am.Seriously?!?