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Truck driven by 11-year-old with medical condition crashes into home

The crash happened Friday afternoon on New Cut Road near West Indian Trail. The crash happened Friday afternoon on New Cut Road near West Indian Trail.
Louisville Metro police said the 11-year-old, who suffers from a medical condition, got hold of a family member's keys and drove the truck. Louisville Metro police said the 11-year-old, who suffers from a medical condition, got hold of a family member's keys and drove the truck.
Pate said three adults and five children were inside the home when it all happened. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Pate said three adults and five children were inside the home when it all happened. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
(Source: WAVE 3 News) (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A family was sitting in their home when a truck came barreling through their living room. 

The crash happened Friday afternoon on New Cut Road near West Indian Trail. The people living in the home were shocked to learn the person behind the wheel of the vehicle was an 11-year-old girl who lives nearby. 

Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.

Joshua Pate said his family was shaken up and some of his family members suffered scratches and bruises when the truck crashed through the house and caused debris to fly around.

"It sounded like a gas line exploded," he said.

Louisville Metro police said the 11-year-old, who suffers from a medical condition, got hold of a family member's keys and drove the truck. 

Pate said his two-year-old daughter, wife, nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law were inside the home when it all happened. He told us the 11-year-old hit another car before the truck she was driving slammed into his home. 

"Had she not hit the blue car no one knows what would have really happened," Pate said.

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Pate also believes the couch in the home saved his family. 

LMPD said no charges have been filed in the case.

Pate's home is now boarded up in the front, but he's able to live there for the time being with his wife and child. The family did receive assistance from the Red Cross on Friday.

An LMPD Spokesperson said in a statement to WAVE 3 News. "Per our conversation regarding the truck driven into the house on Friday, the investigating officer reports no indication by the driver of the vehicle, any intent to harm any other person."

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