Boy, 5, grabbed steering wheel in Route 28 crash
A car rests on its roof after crashing along the northbound lanes between Kittanning and Slate Llick exits. Tuesday September 24, 2013
Photo by Louis B. Ruediger | Leader Times
An Elderton woman faces charges after a 5-year-old boy grabbed her steering wheel, forcing her car to crash on northbound Route 28 between the Kittanning and Slate Lick exits at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The Ford Escort driven by Margaret Bosworth, 36, of Elderton crashed when the boy freed himself from his booster seat, climbed into the front seat and grabbed the steering wheel, forcing the car onto the road's shoulder before going into the grass median, where it struck a guardrail and rolled over.
Bosworth suffered a deep laceration to her nose and injured her arm, the 5-year-old boy cut his finger, and an 8-month-old boy, who was restrained in a car seat, suffered an abrasion on his neck, according to a report filed by state Trooper Timothy Amy.
All three were flown in a medical helicopter to Pittsburgh hospitals for examinations and treatment.
Police plan to charge Bosworth, who was not wearing a seat belt, with two counts of not using restraint systems, disregarding a traffic lane and driving with an insufficient tire depth.
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