6-year-old crashes mom's car, police say
By Matthew Santoni
Published: 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,
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Orpik: Penguins must keep their cool
- Penguins’ Bylsma wants Cup version of Letang
- Under the Hood: A chance to take top cars for a spin
- Pirates trade for Mets first baseman Davis
- Alle-Kiski Valley economic development group honored for police training
- PennDOT wants Rock Airport in West Deer to remain open
- Renter tries to battle New Kensington house fire
- South Connellsville accepts police chief’s resignation
- Mulch pitched for Vanderbilt park’s playground; surface proposed under swings, slide, climbing bars
- Latrobe woman texts searchers in Linn Run State Park to tell them she’s OK
- Rossi: Pens sticking to power-play plan