Troopers: Man injured in crash involving 11-year-old girl driving grandma's stolen vehicle


Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a man was seriously injured Saturday after he was struck by an 11-year-old girl driving a Ford Explorer she stole from her grandmother.

Troopers say the wreck happened at 5:53 p.m. Saturday on State Road 26 at Fort Clarke Boulevard.

A report released Monday says the 11-year-old Trenton girl stole her grandmother's 2000 Ford Explorer about 30 minutes before the crash.

The report says the Explorer was eastbound on 26 when it struck a 2016 Jeep Wrangler that had stopped for the red light.

The 49-year-old driver of the Jeep was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The 11-year-old girl was treated with minor injuries.

Troopers say charges are pending.

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