Underage Plano Boy Takes Parents’ Car, Crashes It

PLANO, Ill. (CBS) — A Plano boy who was not old enough to drive ended up in the hospital, along with a 16-year-old girl who joined him, after he allegedly took his parents’ car without permission and crashed it.

The 15-year-old boy, whose name was withheld, was driving southbound on Needham Road in the Kendall County town at 2:54 p.m., when he lost traction and struck a tree near Hale Street, according to a release from the county Sheriff’s office.

He and the 16-year-old female passenger, both from Plano, suffered minor injuries in the crash, the release said. He was taken to Valley West Hospital, while the girl was taken to Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora.

Officials learned he was driving his parents’ car without permission, the release said. He was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • jack

    Hey Parents – Hide the keys to the car better

    Another public service message from your friends at “do you know what your kids are up to?”

  • Roberta Waker

    Does this kid know he won’t be able to get his drivers license until he’s 18 now? Fortunately injuries were minor. What were his parents doing that he was able to take this car joyriding without their knowledge or did they report it stolen to avoid liability issues. Parents are responsible for their children and if his passenger had been seriously injured it could cost them their house and everything they own. Parents; know WHERE your children are, with WHOM, and WHAT they are doing because you are responsible. PERIOD.

  • Lyndia

    Everything you said is correct Roberta, however, what do you do when you have a knuckle head for a child? I am glad no one was seriously injured and perhaps, this has taught this child a good lesson.

    • Roberta Waker

      Let’s hope this “knucklehead” has learned his lesson. Being a parent isn’t easy; but neither is being a teenager. Dinner time was always family time at our house where we discussed the days events, school, etc. – those are things I tried to pass down to our children because times like this are priceless. And, we always knew where our children were, with whom and what they were doing. Thanks for agreeing with my comment.

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