06/10/2005: The problem with this family....
is that it seems that everyone, the parent included, could stand to have some adult supervision: Boy, 11, crashes after mom lets him drive
CHICAGO (AP) -- A woman allowed her 11-year-old son to drive the family's minivan to his elementary school, where the boy crashed the vehicle near a group of children.Did they think of asking her? Or did she not have a good answer? (I know, damn lawyer advised her to exercise that pesky "right to silence" thing that I keep hearing about.)
No one was hurt. The boy, however, was expelled from school, and both he and his mother were ordered to traffic court later this month.
The crash happened Monday outside St. John Fisher School on Chicago's South Side, not far from where the children were lining up to go inside. The minivan jumped the curb and hit a school zone sign as the boy tried to turn a corner, authorities said.
Police said they don't know why Erin Sarandah decided to let her son drive the couple of blocks from home to the school while she and her daughter were passengers.
Len on 06.10.05 @ 07:18 PM CST