CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 12-year-old girl crashed into a school bus and another vehicle after taking her family car, according to the girl’s mother.
The incident happened Wednesday evening at Mathis Drive and Parkway Avenue in west Charlotte.
CMPD said a silver car struck the bus and took off from the scene.
After the crash, the girl’s mother told NBC Charlotte the girl asked to drive the car, but she said no. Minutes later, the woman realized her car was missing.
A neighbor said he saw the girl hit a school bus, crash into another vehicle, and then drive away from the scene. Police found her in a local parking lot shortly after.
“I just heard a bang, turned around, jumped out around the back, and I see a gray car going up the street,” Donelle Brown said. “That’s ridiculous. It’s a crying shame.”
Police say charges are possible including reckless driving, driving without a license and hit and run.
The girl’s mother said she was taken to the hospital for back injuries.
Two others were treated on scene.