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UPDATE: 13-year-old wrecks mother's car

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A 13-year-old girl is accused of leading police on a chase after stealing her mother's car.

The video was given to KWWL by the Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Valley, close to where the accident happened.

You can see the moments after the 13-year-old driver crashed into the utility pole at Lime Street and Walnut in Waterloo.

You see the airbag inflate, smoke come from the hood of what appears to be a Ford Taurus, and the driver runs from Police.

Thanks to new surveillance cameras at the Cedar Valley Boys and Girls Club, we were able to get a bird's eye view of what happened outside the building around 11:15 Thursday night.

Club organizer, Chuck Rowe, said he didn't even know about the crash until KWWL asked.

"It's just unbelievable that something like this could happen. You see somebody young making a poor decision like they did, it makes you just wonder what the thought process is going through their minds," Rowe said.

The accident happened just feet away from the Cedar Valley Boys and Girls Club.

Organizers say they're relieved it happened at a time when no youngsters were out running around.

"When you think about all the people that could possibly be outside, and you just see a car zooming out of nowhere, when you think of all the dangers associated with that, you know, it is pretty scary," Rowe said.

Chuck said it's hard to hear stories like this, especially when it's so close to where so much good happens for teens.

"Just to imagine a child that young doing something like that and running from police is just mind boggling to be honest with you," Rowe said.

Police say they were initially stopping the driver for failing to yield.

Another minor was in the car at the time, and they are also facing charges.


 

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