Pittsburgh police say a determined 6-year-old girl didn't hurt anyone when she crashed her mother's car while trying to drive across town to visit her father.If the girl had been under the custody of the dad, he would probably be charged with child neglect and the family court would use that as an excuse to take away his parental rights. In this case, they probably won't file any charges. My guess is that dad is limited to occasional visitation, and they ought to consider letting the girl spend more time with him.
Police haven't released the name of the girl whose mother was reportedly still sleeping when the girl took the woman's car keys about 9 a.m. Sunday.
Police Sgt. Jerry Parker tells reporters the little girl is tall for her age, but adds, "How she knew how to operate a car, your guess is as good as mine.''
Police say the girl hit two parked vehicles, pushing one of them into a third, before hitting a utility pole.
Police and the girl's father arrived to take her home after the accident.
Police are still investigating but haven't said if anyone will face charges.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Kid drives car to see dad