Boy Steals Car, Crashes When He Sees Mom Driving In Opposite Lane: Cops

10/18/2012 03:31 pm ET | Updated Oct 18, 2012
via NBC 10

Geez, moms can be SO embarrassing.

A 13-year-old New Jersey boy allegedly stole a car on Wednesday, NBC Philadelphia reports, but when the youngster saw his mother driving in the opposite lane, he became so distracted he crashed into a tree.

Police say the teen had stolen the 2012 Toyota Camry from the Bay View Corporate Center in Toms River.

The teen was hospitalized for a hip injury and a broken nose. He has been charged with reckless driving and operating without a license. Other charges are pending.

Amazingly, this boy is not the youngest individual to have stolen a vehicle in recent years. In June, a 9-year-old in Sweden used a toy gun to frighten bystanders before breaking into and stealing a parked car.

And in 2011, a 7-year-old was pulled over by Michigan authorities after driving over 20 miles in his stepfather's car.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story suggested that the teen's charges were limited to reckless driving and operating without a license. Other charges are pending as the investigation continues.

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