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Girl, 6, Crashes Car While Trying To Drive To See Her Father

Girl, 6, Crashes Car While Trying To Drive To See Her Father

A 6-year-old girl crashed her mother’s car when she decided to make a cross-town visit to see her father.

The incident happened early Sunday morning in Pittsburgh. Police didn’t release the name of the 6-year-old girl who crashed the car, but said the incident happened while her mother was sleeping, The Associated Press reported. The girl apparently wanted to go see her father, who was across town at the time.

The girl didn’t make it car, crashing the car into two parked cars, forcing one of those cars to hit a third, before hitting a utility pole and crashing to a stop.

Police said the girl was tall for her age so she was able to operate the car, but still don’t know how she figured it out.

“How she knew how to operate a car, your guess is as good as mine,” said police Sgt. Jerry Parker. Police added that they’re not sure if anyone will face charges in the incident.

It appears to be something about southwestern Pennsylvania that makes adolescents want to crash a car. Back in 2011, a 5-year-old crashed a car in a busy partking lot, although as The Associated Press noted, it wasn’t exactly the kid’s fault. The girl’s aunt put her in the driver’s seat to back out of a tight parking spot. Two cars were wrecked in the process.

At least some good came out of the most recent instance when a 6-year-old girl crashes her car — her father got called in to pick her up, so she was able to see him after all.

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90 Responses to “Girl, 6, Crashes Car While Trying To Drive To See Her Father”

  1. Patricia Bowers

    Why is it so difficult to imagine that a six-year-old would know how to operate a car? I knew how to drive one from the time I can remember – a key turns it on, one pedal to make it go, on pedal to make it stop and a wheel to steer it. Any six-year-old who's been observing mom and/or dad all her life would have to be functionally retarded NOT to understand.

  2. Patricia Bowers

    Why is it so difficult to imagine that a six-year-old would know how to operate a car? I knew how to drive one from the time I can remember – a key turns it on, one pedal to make it go, on pedal to make it stop and a wheel to steer it. Any six-year-old who's been observing mom and/or dad all her life would have to be functionally retarded NOT to understand.

  3. Nick Hood

    Right! and now a days every kid has played one of those driving games at the arcade….

  4. Rachel Thomas-hubbell

    spell check..now if a two year old drove then I would be surprised glad she was not hurt however punishment is warranted.

  5. Cindy Osbourne

    Sometimes news story's make me laugh, glad no one was hurt.

  6. Matt Walton

    I knew all of that for years but it wasn't until later in my teen years, before I had my license, that I knew you had to hold onto the brakes to get out of park.

  7. Doris Storlien

    My great grandson started working on demolition derby cars almost before he could walk. He is now 10 years old and I would bet that he could tear down an engine and put it back together. When he was about 4, he backed his dads' truck out of the driveway and across the street. These kids are smarter than lots of people give them credit for, let me tell you.

  8. Patrick McCarthy

    "The girl didn’t make it car, crashing the car into two parked cars" CAR.

  9. Travis Lands

    "The girl didn’t make it car, crashing the car into two parked cars, forcing one of those cars to hit a third, before hitting a utility pole and crashing to a stop." Consider Revising.

  10. Chris Baker

    Apparently she didn't know how to operate a car or she wouldn't have crashed she would have driven to her Dad's house.

  11. Valentino BuenaVida

    This would have never happened had we BANNED CARS LIKE I SAID SO. Cars kill over 35,000 people every year! BAN ALL CARS IN THE USA, WE NEED A SAFER COUNTRY! BAN ALL CARS!

  12. Stacey Lynn

    Spell check wouldn't find the mistake since it is spelled correctly.

  13. Jack Sandler

    It's obvious that this article was also written by a 6 year old. Reading it was even worse than experiencing a car crash!

  14. Mary Jean Mayer Golden

    As Bill Maher said, a whole hot tub of people could be killed if somebody dropped in a toaster, but, hey, toasters have other purposes than killing, and so do cars.

  15. Heather Spencer

    Who in the hell wrote this article? I found at least two mistakes. Use your spell check.

  16. Heather Spencer

    Who in the hell wrote this article? I found at least two mistake. Parking is not spelled with a t in it and The girl didn’t make it car, doesn't make sense.

  17. Meechee Jones

    uh oh, you said *retarded*….you're going to get in serious trouble (hehehe)….

  18. Vicki Jones

    The editor of this article should be fired for all the grammar errors he or she missed, and the reporting author should be fired for stereotyping all of southwestern PA adolesents as wanna-be car crashers, "It appears to be something about southwestern Pennsylvania that makes adolescents want to crash a car." There was only one other incident like this one two years ago. Who hires these idiots?

  19. Anonymous

    Must be the editior's day off. This was terribly written. How far did she make it?

  20. Cindy Lane

    This story brings back childhood memories. Many years ago (1970's) my Dad left me in the car in the hospital parking lot. He was running in to give my Mom something…I got behind the wheel and was "playing", next thing I knew the car was rolling backwards and suddenly stopped. Recall the older cars when you didn't need a key to shift?

  21. Anonymous

    Must have been the editor's day off. This was terribly written. How far did she make it? Couldn't have been too far. Seeing over the dash board and hitting the pedals at the same time would have been difficult.

  22. Nancy Sandoval

    When I was 3 years I would drive my mothers station wagon to the bar to pick up my father every Friday night. Mom could not get him because she had to many DUI'S. So she did not drive at night.

  23. Heather Goldstein

    First of all WHY is a woman sleeping when she has a 6 yr old in her care who is wide awake? Secondly, why were the keys in the CHILD'S reach? This child should be taken away from this woman. Period!

  24. Michelle Dang

    You bastards. "The girl didn't make it" made me think she died.

  25. Julie Sperling Tempestilli-Briggs

    Yahoo…known for their gramatical excellence!!…I'm thinking they meant far?? Agreed?

  26. Sara Winchester

    Eascc Campo–angery? not sure if that was intentional or not…

  27. Trude Murray

    Un oh….children and cars…..that's it we should ban all cars because kids might take them and use them for bad…..just like guns….cars can kill too…..anyone getting my drift here. Oh lord for god sakes spank the little kid and teach her no.

  28. Jan Carr

    the amazing part is no one is responsible for the damage this child caused, thankfully the child is safe, but where is mom? if the same child hit the street walking to her dad, mom would have been charged with neglect. so does this mean small children should just steal cars, what's next, pack a gun and kill daddy?

  29. Sara Winchester

    really? "use spell check"? spell check finds words spelled incorrectly. it doesn't find grammatical errors or spot when the wrong word is used. spell check didn't see anything wrong with "The girl didn’t make it car" because every one of those words is spelled right. not even a grammar checker would have caught it. the only thing that would is a proofreader. and proofreading is obviously a lot art anymore.

  30. Andrea Owens

    Apparently, spelling, grammar and punctuation are not important anymore.

  31. Eydie Sanders

    five and six year old children are not, as the article stated, "adolescents." how dumb do you have to be to not know that? this article seems to be written by a not too bright orangutan.

  32. Anonymous

    What's ironic is that the girl did a better job driving than the author did writing this story.
    At least the damage from HER accident can be repaired, and she can be taught someday to drive correctly and safely. Same can't be said for the writer. Maybe he needs to be given a WUI test for Writing Under the Influence.

  33. Mark Thomas

    Glad I'm not the only one too distracted by the glaring spelling and vocabulary errors to have really focused on the content of this story? She "didn't make it car?" "Partking lot?" 5 & 6 year olds are adolescents? This must be one of those outsourced-written stories. Also, 6 year olds probably shouldn't drive.

  34. Amanda Jones

    "It appears to be something about southwestern Pennsylvania that makes adolescents want to crash a car."
    A five year old and a six year old are not adolescents. Huh?

  35. Anonymous

    It shouldn't be hard to figure out how she operated the car. People don't realize how smart kids are and how much they watch/listen to us. Once, my two year old brother found my mom's keys and opened the car, got into the driver's seat and while STANDING UP, pulled the E-brake release, put the keys in, started the car, put it in reverse and backed out the the driveway. Thankfully no cars were coming but he got to the other side of the street! And he never once touched any of the pedals. All of the sudden, I see out the window and yelled, "Mom! Paul's driving the car!" I was 6. When we asked him how he knew to do that, he said,'i watched Mommy do it." 2 years old people. Don't underestimate your kids. :) When they want something, they'll do anything to get it. Only in this case, instead of throwing a fit, she drove a car. :)

  36. Beverly Barron Eagen

    proofreading would have caught "lot art" lol (I make those sort of mistakes frequently, I am laughing with you, not AT you)

  37. Ann Kennedy

    My brother crashed a car at 18 months old. He was standing in the driver's seat playing with the steering wheel when he grabbed the shifter and it went into reverse. It rolled down a slight incline into a ditch across the road knocking the open passenger door off as it clipped my aunt's parked car.

  38. Dave Daniels

    I hope Dad took notes on just how much his little girl LOVES him and always does right by her. Something like this brings tears to my eyes,,, being I have a daughter and if my daughter did that just to see me id give her every second of time I had available. Shes a special little girl :)

  39. Morgana Reeves

    That was the first snafu… I am wondering, who the bleep wrote this? My guess was he meant that the girl didn't get far… but hey, far, car… the obvious lack of proofreading but did manage to grammar-proof it. So here are a couple of my fav parts.

    <<How she knew how to operate a car, your guess is as good as mine,” said police Sgt. >>> This whole sentence just feels wrong. Would someone actually speak like that?? Hmmm, I don't know.

    OK Bloopers 2 and 3

    <<Back in 2011, a 5-year-old crashed a car in a busy partking lot,>> a partking lot. Damn this one didn't make it through my spell check. Maybe the author was color blind… or perhaps, just failed to read it?

    Blooper 3, ok you can't really call it a blooper but a botch, on the last paragraph, he took quite the stretch to connect these two things together… the final paragraphs where he writer, hey, it's all good.

    << something about southwestern Pennsylvania that makes adolescents want to crash a car>>

    Yea, it must be the water, Or aliens? But truth be told, it wounds suspect to me… LOL… kidding. This was a hard article to read and an even tougher article to swallow… without gagging between my laughter and my tears! I guess I should be thanking you for the comic relief!

    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/508741/girl-6-crashes-car-while-trying-to-drive-to-see-her-father/#rEtYi5S8yT4SLGJs.99

  40. Reese Cavanaugh

    Since when were 5 & 6 year olds adolescents? I know kids are supposed to be developing earlier and earlier, but that's just too much for me! Am I THAT behind the times?

  41. Tanya DM

    waking my way downtown, driving fast, crashing cars and I'm way ground.

  42. Anonymous

    I was going to correct your grammar, but you made too many mistakes. Maybe you shouldn't be such a bitch and judge other since obviously, your incapable of correcting your own grammar.

  43. Tom Wood

    well I think the police were amazed because most people in Pittsburgh must be functionally retarded,then this girl Steelers a car…

  44. Chris LaDelfa

    Did you also catch in the paragraph down…"a 5-year-old crashed a car in a busy partking lot" Since when do you spell it partking?