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CHURCHILL, Pa. -
A high-speed chase led to a crash Sunday along Interstate 376 that closed the highway for hours, and the driver is only 14 years old.




Joyriding teen's crash closes parkway for hours




A chase leads to a crash that closes Interstate 376 for hours. The driver is just 14, and badly injured.
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State police said the chase began when Penn Hills police saw what they believed was a stolen car. They said the chase had been called off, but the driver still lost control and clipped a car.

In photos:Joyriding teen's crash closes parkway for hours

Brandon DiGiorgio was driving the car hit by the suspect. He said he saw police lights approaching behind him at Mile Marker 79.5 and thought officers were just trying to pull someone over for speeding until the Jeep Grand Cherokee sideswiped him, hit a guiderail and went airborne.

"I didn't know what was going on. It was crazy," DiGiorgio said.

The driver of the Jeep was thrown about 30 feet from the vehicle and was taken to a hospital. He has not been publicly identified because of his age.

“It was an opportunity that, in a 14-year-old's eyes, was at the perfect time and at the perfect moment,” said the boy’s mother.

She told Channel 4 Action News reporter Amber Nicotra that her son is in a medically-induced coma in critical but stable condition at UPMC Mercy hospital and will require surgery, especially plastic surgery to the left side of his face.

The boy’s mother said she’s not letting her son off the hook, but feels the owner of the vehicle should have been more responsible.

“I'm not downplaying my son's role in taking something that didn't belong to him, but I am saying they actually left their keys in the car and the vehicle could have been taken by anybody,” she said.

She said she also blames the Jeep owner's boyfriend for following her son and calling police.




Joyriding teen's crash closes parkway for hours




A chase leads to a crash that closes Interstate 376 for hours. The driver is just 14, and badly injured.
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“He had no right to chase my son, which it could have been a situation. Maybe it could have been just a joyride down the street. Maybe he wanted to go farther than he felt like walking,” she said.

But the owner of the Jeep, Melissa Leon, told Channel 4 Action News she left her keys in her purse, meaning the boy must have gone through her things to find them.

“She’s telling me I’m irresponsible? You didn’t even know where your child was. Where were you?” Leon said. “I worked four jobs while I went to school, approximately 100 hours a week. I had bought my car (with) cash that was mine."

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Robin Mungo said leaving keys in the car may be irresponsible, but not against the law.

“There is no law that says you cannot keep your keys in your vehicle. Now is that careless? Yes it is, but it is not against the law,” said Mungo.

Police closed the westbound lanes of the Parkway East, which led to a backup that stretched for several miles.

Police said the boy will face charges.


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at first i was like ,. eh could be the owners fault, maybe he let the kid sit in the seat with the keys etc..


yeahh no moms fault.
 

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You have to love people these days.

How about discipline your child and make sure they understand what is right and what is wrong and find the root/cause of the problem... not blame someone else for their childs poor decisions.
 

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:facepalm:

She is not letting him off the hook, but it is every one else's fault the event took place.

Keys or no keys, it is still wrong to steal a car. He choose to steal a car.
concern citizen followed called police. He choose to run instead of taking responsibility for his illegal actions.
Police find him. He chooses again to run from what is now authorities.
Police stop because of danger issues. He still chooses to run.

At 14 he knows what he is doing is wrong. The fact he choose to run from the police is proof he knew. Sad he paid such a price for his poor choices, but he made them.

If the mother wants to blame someone else for his actions, she needs only to look in the mirror.
 

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"oh he's in big trouble.... But it's kind of not his fault"

Shame on the owners boyfriend for calling the cops. Yah so he stole a car, but come on he's gonna bring it back. It can't be his fault that they closed the highway, if you hadn't called the cops none of this would have happened.
 

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If she had locked it and kept the keys in a safe in the house and the kid broke into the house and cracked the safe or hotwired the car, Im sure she still would have been blaming them. Time to beat your kids ass!
 

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If she had locked it and kept the keys in a safe in the house and the kid broke into the house and cracked the safe or hotwired the car, Im sure she still would have been blaming them. Time to beat your kids ass!
seriously, how dare they own such an easy to steal thing
 

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Think the mom will sue the owner and the boyfriend to pay for the "medically induced coma and extensive plastic surgery for the left side of his face"?

They (the vehicle owner and boyfriend) should probably pick up part of the expense since they were so careless with their private property and he chased the kid.


:sarcasm:
 

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Come on everyone, "Maybe he wanted to go farther than he felt like walking"

Is it wrong to not want to walk somewhere and just take the next available car with keys in it?
 

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Think the mom will sue the owner and the boyfriend to pay for the "medically induced coma and extensive plastic surgery for the left side of his face"?

Sadly, she probably will

They (the vehicle owner and boyfriend) should probably pick up part of the expense since they were so careless with their private property.
Why? Leaving the keys in the car didn't cause the crash. That event happen way way after and was the sole choice of the kid.
 

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This is only relating to the sure portion of this story.

The parents of a 9-year-old girl who was accidentally shot in a Bremerton classroom in February have filed a $10 million claim against the Bremerton School District and the girl’s teacher as well as a lawsuit against the family of the boy who brought the gun to school, including the boy’s uncle, father, mother and the mother’s boyfriend.

Basically the kid brought a gun to school his backpack fell and the gun went off, shooting the girl in the spine.

I'm not sure why the teacher would be part of the lawsuit. Surprised they didn't add any students parents that happened to know the kid that brought the gun.
 

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Why? Leaving the keys in the car didn't cause the crash. That event happen way way after and was the sole choice of the kid.
Original post updated. ;)
 

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I agree that the mom is seriously in denial. It would be nice if she accepted the obvious when she has had a chance to think about it, unless she is a scumbag and tries to sue somebody.

However, she might have a valid point about the car owner's boyfriend chasing the stolen car, depending on how it went down. I'm not excusing the kid in any way, just saying that a high speed vigilante car chase isn't too bright either...if that is what happened.
 
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