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7-year-old flown to hospital after teenager without permit drives into path of semi truck 


A small child had to be flown to a hospital in Idaho on Saturday after the car he was riding in drove straight into the path of a semi truck. 

The accident happened on Saturday, November 19th in Carey, Idaho. 

According to Idaho Mountain Express, a 17-year-old girl without a learner’s permit was driving a Ford Edge with a 35-year-old and 7-year-old passenger when she ran a stop sign near a gas station, putting the vehicle in the path of an oncoming semi truck hauling double grain trailers.

The truck and car collided, injuring all three people inside of the car. The young boy was not buckled in the backseat and was flown to a medical center for treatment of his injuries. Both the teenager and man were transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance. The 66-year-old trucker was not hurt. 

The teenage driver was cited with failure to purchase a driver’s license and the male adult was cited for allowing a minor to drive unlawfully and failure to provide proof of insurance.


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