SARASOTA -- A 12-year-old boy driving a pickup truck back and forth in the driveway of a Sarasota home struck and critically injured a woman at 7:48 p.m. Sunday, authories said.
The boy apparently was getting driving instructions from a 32-year-old man in the driveway of the home in the 4700 block of Vinson Way, Sarasota. A second vehicle was parked in the driveway closer to the garage as the youth was practicing, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
The 26-year-old victim was standing between the second vehicle and the pickup directing the youth when he accelerated the pickup and pinned her between both vehicles, the report states.
The pickup struck the right lower leg of the woman who was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg in critical condition, the report states.
Charges of letting an unathorized driver get behind the wheel of a vehicle have been issued, the report states.