A 27-year-old Creswick man charged over a fatal collision at Scarsdale on Friday remains in hospital.
Anthony Dixon was due to appear in the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning, but the court received correspondence from a Melbourne hospital which stated he remained in hospital and was unable to attend his court hearing.
The filing hearing continued in his absence with his lawyer, David Taminika, appearing on his behalf.
Dixon, who was charged on January 7 with dangerous driving causing death, evading police, failing to obey a give way sign and unlicensed driving, had his bail extended and is due to return to court on March 30 for committal mention.
It is alleged Dixon was driving a Ford Telstar when it and a Toyota Hilux collided at the intersection of the Old Glenelg and Glenelg highways about 5pm last Friday.
A 17-year-old Scarsdale woman passenger of the Telstar died at the scene.
The Courier previously reported an air ambulance was called in, with Dixon then airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.