According to police
, two young girls in Utah
took a joyride in their parents' car because they wanted to go on a "summer adventure" to swim with dolphins
The sisters, aged 9 and 4, awoke early Wednesday morning, crept out of their house
through the basement, and stole the family's Chevy Malibu, according to ABC4.
According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the girls traveled approximately 10 miles from West Jordan to West Valley City before sideswiping a car and colliding with a semi-truck. No one was injured, and both girls were wearing seatbelts.
According to West Valley City police, officers were taken aback when they arrived at the scene and discovered the driver was a 9-year-old girl, with her younger sister in the passenger seat.
The girls took the keys while their parents were sleeping in order to "set out on their own summer adventure," according to the tweet.
“They discussed going to California to swim with dolphins and go to the beach, and they woke up at three a.m.,” West Jordan Police Detective Scott List told ABC4.
Officers were taken aback when they responded to an accident this morning and discovered the driver was a 9-year-old girl, who had snatched the keys to the family car while their parents were sleeping and set out on their own summer adventure. #wvc pic.twitter.com/evHq3DiBRC — WVC Police (@WVCPD) June 2, 2021
The truck driver called police after seeing one car sideswipe another, believing the driver was impaired, and then followed the car, which crashed into his truck, according to the Tribune, and was surprised to find a child
behind the wheel.
When List arrived at the scene, the “first thing I did was look for the parents,” he said, “then I saw the car and the whole front end was gone and I was like ‘oh no’ and then I looked over again and I saw two little girls in the front seat.”
According to ABC4, the kids' plan was inspired by their parents' mention of a potential California vacation.