9-year-old’s joyride ends in crash

A 9-year-old boy crit­ic­ally in­jured him­self on Sunday when he took his par­ents’ car for a joyride and crashed it on busy Roosevelt Boulevard.

The boy’s iden­tity has not been re­leased be­cause of his age. The crash oc­curred at 9:14 a.m. on the 7900 block of Roosevelt Blvd., said Of­ficer Tan­ya Little, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man.

The Chevy Malibu was trav­el­ing north­bound in the in­ner lanes when the boy lost con­trol of the vehicle and crashed it over a curb and in­to a tree, caus­ing the car to over­turn. The car came to rest on Rhawn Street.

The boy was taken by am­bu­lance to St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren in crit­ic­al but stable con­di­tion with un­dis­closed in­jur­ies. 

His up­dated con­di­tion was un­avail­able be­cause au­thor­it­ies have not re­leased his name pub­licly. ••

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