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Police: Boy, 13, Slams Into Tree With Stolen Car In New Jersey

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Ambulance (file/credit: clipart.com)

TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A 13-year-old boy was facing charges Wednesday night, after police said he cruised down a road in a stolen car in central New Jersey and ended up crashing into a tree.

Around 4:30 p.m., Toms River Township police said the boy was driving the 2012 Toyota Camry at a speed of more than 40 mph on Brokaw Boulevard, when he just happened to see his mother driving her own car in the opposite direction.

The boy was apparently distracted by seeing his mother, and ended up slamming into a tree, police said.

Police later discovered that the car had been stolen.

“The car was stolen earlier from a corporate business office building on Hooper Avenue,” a police spokesman said.

The boy was taken to Jersey Shore Hospital with a broken nose and a hip injury, and was also charged with reckless driving, as well as driving without a license, police said.

Other charges are pending, police said. The juvenile’s name was not released.

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