9-year-old injured after crashing car during joyride

Credit: Clarksville Police Department

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 9-year-old boy in Clarksville was injured after he crashed a car.

According to the Clarksville Police Department, the crash occurred on Eva Drive just after 11:30 a.m.

The child reportedly took a car belonging to his mother’s friend. He then crashed and was ejected from the vehicle, leaving him with lacerations, broken bones, and other injuries.

He was taken to a Nashville hospital by LifeFlight. The child is now in stable condition and expected to recover.

Authorities say he has autism and has run off before, but never to this extent.

No other details about the situation have been released.

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