A thirteen-year-old fugitive driver led police on a dangerous pursuit, eventually leading to the death of an innocent woman and serious injuries to nearly another dozen people after his car smashed into traffic.
Police initially noticed a car, now known to be driven by the kid, erratically maneuvering in traffic. After law enforcement attempted to pull the young driver over, he led them on a brief chase. Tragically, the chase ended after he plowed into two other vehicles and ignited a huge fire.
As Fox News later reported, one woman was killed in the carnage, and two other innocent young people were injured enough to be hospitalized. Fox wrote:
Woodland Fire and first responders arrived on scene. A woman died and nearly a dozen – including three juveniles, including the driver – were hospitalized, Woodland police Sgt. Victoria Danzl told Sacramento’s KCRA.
Investigators determined that the driver who refused to pull over was a 13-year-old boy driving a stolen vehicle. The boy was taken into custody for vehicular manslaughter and negligence and evading causing injuries – both felonies.
After receiving medical treatment, the driver was booked into the Yolo County Juvenile Hall. His identity was withheld because of his age.
One criminal defense webpage says that for “a felony PC 192(c) vehicular manslaughter filing, the punishment if convicted can include…two, four, or six years in the California state prison” and “a fine up to $10,000.” Given the defendant’s age, and the fact they live in California, it seems just as likely that he’ll somehow be painted as the victim.
The story is frighteningly similar to another recent story covered by The American Tribune, which wrote that a 12-year-old boy also went on an idiotic quest to steal cars and ended up paying for it with his life.
In that case, the boy stole a Colorado man’s car but was soon tracked via an app. The man informed law enforcement and also took matters into his own hands to reclaim the stolen vehicle.
CNN picked up the story from there, writing:
When the man found his car about ten miles away and approached the vehicle, he was “involved in an exchange of gunfire” with people sitting inside the vehicle, police said. Police did not provide further details on how or why the shooting broke out.
During the gunfire, the car owner shot the 12-year-old, who then drove off in the car, the release said. The young driver was found by police about two blocks away and was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, it said.
Things are clearly not working out well for society when young children, who should be playing in their backyards with friends or interacting with father figures for play, are motivated to engage in criminality to the extent they have no problem stealing cars and killing other people in the process.
No amount of reparations or white guilt can change the fact that far too many youths are, to put it mildly, wayward. Until serious cultural and religious reform takes place, we can expect a lot more of these stories.
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