SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old driving a pickup truck struck and critically injured a woman in southwest Florida.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the boy was getting driving lessons from a 32-year-old man and driving back and forth in the driveway of a Sarasota home.
The Herald (http://bit.ly/rKds9h ) reports that the 26-year-old woman was standing between the truck and a second vehicle in the driveway.
FHP says the woman was directing the boy when he accelerated and pinned her between both vehicles.
Authorities say the woman was struck in the lower right leg and hospitalized in critical condition.
The FHP report states that charges of letting an unauthorized driver get behind the wheel of a vehicle have been filed.
Information from: The Bradenton Herald , http://www.bradenton.com
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