Two Utah kids take their parents by car and to the ocean, but don’t get far
The girls just wanted to swim in the ocean and later play with dolphins.
At around 3 a.m. in the town of West Jordan, Utah, an unusual traffic accident occurred, when a Chevrolet The Malibu sedan crashed into a Volvo truck. The police patrol team arrived at the crash site because of the truck driver’s call. There, they were surprised to find a nine-year-old girl driving a car and her four-year-old sister in the next seat.
Fortunately, none of them were hurt
Officers were quite surprised when they responded to an accident this morning and discovered the driver was a 9 year old girl. The girl and her 4-year-old sister apparently grabbed the keys to the family car while their parents were sleeping and embarked on their own summer adventure. #wvc pic.twitter.com/evHq3DiBRC
– WVC font (@WVCPD) June 2, 2021
Their trip ended around five in the morning. Fortunately, none of them were injured in the accident. The girls wore their seat belts, although the cars sustained significant damage. In addition, the airbag inflated during the collision.
Before the collision with the truck, the sisters managed to hit another car. The driver of the first car hit called the police. It turned out that the kids secretly took the keys to the Chevrolet Malibu from their parents and, after waiting for them to fall asleep, went on an adventure.
A sedan driven by an older sister collided head-on with a truck off the freeway. Plus, the girls weren’t just going around town at night. They had a clear plan, that they were to go to the Pacific Ocean in the state of California. According to the girls, they just wanted to swim in the ocean and later play with dolphins.
They planned to travel 775 miles
At the same time, the children did not pay attention to the fact that the distance from the west of Jordan to the California coast is about 775 miles. As a result, their overnight commute only lasted 10 miles. The morning rush hour made it difficult to cover the longer distance. However, the older sister was moving at high speed, turning quickly at intersections.
Both cars had to be taken from the crash site in a tow truck. The sisters’ parents, who were sleeping peacefully the entire time, later admitted to police that they had recently discussed a trip to California. Police noted: the sisters were incredibly lucky, their escape could end tragically.
Sources: BBC, WVC Police
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