9-Year-Old Crashes Car Into Tree in Northeast - NBC 10 Philadelphia

9-Year-Old Crashes Car Into Tree in Northeast

Child was driving Chevy Malibu on Roosevelt Boulevard

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    9-Year-Old Crashes Car Into Tree in the Northeast

    Police say a 9-year-old boy drove his parents car and crashed it into a tree along Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philly. (Published Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011)

    A 9-year-old child was taken to a local hospital after crashing a car into a tree in Northeast Philadelphia.

    The incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say the child was driving his parents 1999 Chevy Malibu northbound on Roosevelt Boulevard near Rhawn Street when the car slammed into a tree.

    "The car went up in the air first, and then it turned and came down on the wheels and it was awful," Constance Whitfield, a neighbor, said. "I jumped up and went over, I didn't see anybody...he was slumped over the wheel."

    The youth was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital. The victim's condition is unknown at this time.

    Police have not released the boy's identity or his parents.


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