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13-year-old girl drives into cyclist

Canberra police are investigating why the girl's father, who was in the passenger seat, allowed a 13 year old to drive...

Aussie police are investigating after a cyclist was hit by a car driven by a 13-year-old girl in Canberra.

The girl’s 50-year-old father was in the passenger seat when the collision took place on Saturday afternoon at the junction of Cowper Street and Dickson Place.

A 24-year-old male cyclist was injured when the girl turned right across his path. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Community and Safety Superintendent Rob Wilson said police would now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and the appropriate actions to take.

“Police will be investigating this incident to understand how a 13-year-old girl came to be driving a car with her father beside her.”

“The road rules are in place to minimise injury and death on our roads – no one is safe to drive before they have gone through the appropriate road ready training. The responsibility of road safety is too great a burden to sit on the shoulders of a 13-year-old girl,” Superintendent Wilson said.

 

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