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6-year-old crashes mom's car, police say

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Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

A 6-year-old girl borrowed her mother's car and drove it about a half-mile Sunday morning before crashing into parked vehicles and a utility pole, Pittsburgh police said.

Zone 5 Sgt. Jerry Parker said the girl's mother was asleep in their Wickliff Street home in Lawrenceville about 9 a.m. when the girl, who is a few days short of her seventh birthday, decided she wanted to go see her father.

The girl took the mother's car keys, managed to get the car started and headed toward Stanton Heights, Parker said.

“Apparently she's tall for a 6-year-old,” he said. “How she knew how to operate a car, your guess is as good as mine.”

In the 900 block of Woodbine Street, the girl struck two parked vehicles and pushed one of them into a third, eventually crashing into a utility pole. No one was hurt, police said.

No charges have been filed as of Sunday afternoon, but an investigation is ongoing,

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