9-Year-Old Utah Girl Crashes Head-On Into Semi While Driving to the Beach in California

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Utah police officers got a shock when they responded to a traffic accident in West Valley City––the person behind the wheel was a nine-year-old girl.

The girl and her four-year-old sister had snook out of their family home in West Jordan at 5 am, taken their parents’ car keys, and managed to drive ten minutes via a highway and a freeway. Their excursion came to an abrupt halt when they hopped a median and slammed head-on into a semi-truck near Utah State Route 201. The car suffered serious damage. Even the semi had to be towed.

The young driver told police they were ‘headed to California’ because she ‘wanted to swim in the ocean.’ Quite some journey from land-locked Utah.

Nobody was hurt in the accident; the girls were both sensible enough to be wearing their seatbelts. No action has been taken against the parents.

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