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Bodycam Footage Shows Aftermath of Accident Involving 9-Year-Old Driver and Her Little Sister


There's nothing quite like the magic of long summer days. From the moment you wake up to the moment fiery sunsets and lightning bugs emerge to signal the day's end, everyone likes to pack as much excitement into each and every day.

And, really, what better way to spend the summer than lounging on the beachside in California? The Pacific Ocean lapping your toes, surfing some monster waves, catching some rays, and restoring your mellow.

Sounds like a great plan, right? Well, these two hapless sisters from Utah couldn't agree with you more. In fact, they might be looking for a ride for any future road trips they might make, since their first outing together ended with a head-on collision with a semi truck.


Worry not -- the sisters are safe and sound. Miraculously, the safety features in the family car were enough to prevent them from being seriously injured, even though the passenger side airbag didn't go off during impact. It turns out that the sister in the passenger seat wasn't heavy enough to trigger the sensors. After all, she's only four years old. The driver is much older. She's nine years old.

It turns out that the sisters woke up before their family, and had an indelible hankering for beach life. Now, a road trip from Utah to the California beaches is a pretty reasonable proposition, but requires certain preparations. A map. An overnight bag. A full tank of gas. Some snacks. Oh, and a legal and valid driver's license definitely helps!

The girls snatched the keys to the family sedan and took off. Unfortunately, they started heading east, which for those unfamiliar with the area, is the opposite direction from California. Nonetheless, they headed off on the freeway.

After having a minor bump with a pickup truck, the truck's driver decided to follow the sedan, worried that the driver might be impaired. Definitely not impaired -- just under the driving age limit.


The girls exited the highway, crossed a median, and ran headfirst into a semi truck. Luckily, everyone was just fine.

Reports of the incident didn't include details about damages, but it's probably safe to assume it's going to cost many, many allowances.

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