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.
Officers got quite a surprise when they responded to an accident this morning & discovered the driver was a 9yo girl. The young girl & her 4yo sister apparently snagged the keys to the family car while their parents were sleeping & set out on their own summer adventure. #wvc pic.twitter.com/evHq3DiBRC
— WVC Police (@WVCPD) June 2, 2021
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.