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Girl, 6, drives her mother’s truck into utility pole

By Mason White 12:40 PM March 31, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A mother was shocked to find that her daughter drove her truck into a utility pole.

Thankfully, young Jaylee Valdez was not injured but was shaken up.

The curious 6-year-old girl had spoken about driving her mother’s car, but never showed interest in driving the truck. However, one day, when her mother left her alone in the truck, she “drove it.”

Mireya Valdez of Ogden, Utah, put her daughter in the truck and then went inside the house to get her nephew. While she was inside, the mother suddenly heard her daughter screaming for help from the car.

Valdez ran outside, but did not find her truck where she had parked it. The child shifted the gear into reverse and got the truck rolling 100 feet down a hill until it hit a retention line holding a utility pole in place.

The mother ran after the truck, and then managed to get her daughter to safety.