WEST LIBERTY (KDKA) – A child escaped serious injury after stealing his parents’ car and getting into an accident in West Liberty.

According to officials, the 12-year-old, who wasn’t being identified, crashed at the intersection of Metz Way and Pioneer Avenue around 11:30 a.m.

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The damage to the front right side of the dark blue Nissan isn’t significant, but was definitely noticeable.

The child was reportedly very shaken up, but wasn’t hurt.

Katie Evanovich heard a neighbor, who is a local constable, outside after the crash.

“I saw him making sure the boy was okay, that he didn’t run or anything,” said Evanovich. “I asked him a couple of questions just to make sure nothing more was going on, to make sure nothing was going on at home, like was he running away from home.”

The boy’s mother was at work and he allegedly took the car with the intention of going to the rec center.

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However, he ended up crashing into a stone wall.

Evanovich said just from her brief conversation with the boy at the time, he already he knew he was in big trouble for taking his mom’s car.

“He thought she was going to be angry,” said Evaonvich. “So, he knew what he was doing was wrong, but hopefully, he’ll learn from his mistake.”

He was taken to the Zone 6 Police Station to be reunited with his mother.

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland