SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police said a 17-year-old girl who was practicing how to drive broke her mother's legs after stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake. Sgt. Thomas Long told the Republi

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police said a 17-year-old girl who was practicing how to drive broke her mother’s legs after stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake. Sgt. Thomas Long told the Republican newspaper that the mother was sitting on a fence when she was struck Saturday morning at a movie theater parking lot.

The woman was taken to Baystate Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities cited the girl’s 39-year-old father, for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate the vehicle.

What is wrong with this, I will tell you, the family had already suffered enough but what does the Authorities do cite the girls father, why simple so they can make money on it.

In the UK the girl would have been held primarily responsible with the owner of the vehicle being cited for the lesser offence of allowing the use of the vehicle.
At 17 we consider that person responsible for their actions.