A 13-year-old Harrington boy is in the hospital and facing traffic citations after he allegedly took his father's vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole.
A 13-year-old boy is in the hospital and facing traffic citations after he allegedly took his father’s vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole.
Delaware State Police said the incident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. April 30, when a 13-year-old Harrington boy was driving a 2006 Toyota 4Runner westbound on Bloomfield Drive, just west of Cloverfield Lane in Harrington.
The vehicle, which the boy allegedly took from his father, traveled off the north side of the road and into a ditch. The passenger side of the vehicle then hit a telephone pole, sheering it off at the base. The vehicle continued westbound for a short distance before coming to a stop in the road, said Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
The teen boy was transported to Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children with non-life-threatening injuries.
He was cited with careless driving, failure to remain in a single lane, no insurance in possession, no registration in possession and driving without a valid license.