Friday, June 13, 2008

It is just getting crazy in the world.

14-year-old Boulder boy takes parents' car, hits bicyclist
The Associated Press
Article Last Updated: 06/13/2008 04:35:06 PM MDT

BOULDER, Colo.—A 14-year-old boy who took a drive in his parents' car has been cited for running a stop sign and hitting a bicyclist.
According to police, the teen took the keys to his parents' Toyota sedan around 10 p.m. Wednesday and pulled out of the family's driveway before running a stop sign and colliding with bicyclist Kevin Powers, a 20-year-old junior at the University of Colorado.

"I flipped over the car, went up onto the hood and bounced off," said Powers, who suffered a dislocated shoulder from the accident and was treated at Boulder Community Hospital.

After he was hit, Powers said the boy jumped out of the car without putting it in park and the car started to roll over him. He said his roommate, who was driving in a car behind him, pushed back on the car to stop it from rolling on him.

When police arrived, they asked the teen for his license, registration and proof of insurance.

According to a police report, the teen replied: "I don't have any of that stuff, I am only 14 years old."

The boy was ticketed for driving a vehicle without a valid driver's license and careless driving that caused bodily injury.

His court date is Aug. 5. His mother said his punishment at home is a family matter.


Information from: Daily Camera,

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