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Boy, 13, in intensive care after he and his friends ‘steal mum’s car and plough into central reservation’

A 13-year-old boy is in intensive care after a stolen car driven by another schoolboy ploughed into a central reservation today.

The teenager was seriously injured while joy riding with four other teens in a Vauxhall Mariva believed to be owned by one of their mums.

The schoolboys – another 13 year old, a 14 year old and two 15 year olds – escaped unhurt from the horror smash.

They are being quizzed by cops investigating the carnage in Halifax, West Yorkshire, earlier this morning.

Disaster struck as the five teens were on Ovenden Road, Halifax, at about 2.15am today.

The car was filmed torn to shreds straddling the central reservation.

It had apparently come over a fly over, mounted the grass verge and demolished the central barrier.

Police said 13-year-old passenger was seriously hurt when the silver Vauxhall Meriva struck the barrier.

This has clearly been a serious incident which has resulted in a child receiving some significant injuries.”

The injured lad was taken to hospital where he remains today.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Subsequent enquiries identified that the vehicle had been taken without consent.

“Another four other males present in the car aged 13, 14, 15 and 15, have been arrested in connection with the matter.

“All are in police custody this morning.

“Road closures were put in place while investigation work was carried out at the scene and the vehicle was recovered.”

Pc Andy Richardson, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This has clearly been a serious incident which has resulted in a child receiving some significant injuries.

“A full investigation into the circumstances of what took place is underway and we are continuing to speak with four males who have been arrested in connection with the incident.

“We would appeal for anyone who saw the collision, or the Meriva being driven on Ovenden Road beforehand, or who has dashcam footage, to contact the Western Area Roads Policing Unit.”

Anyone who has information or dashcam footage is asked to contact PC 137 Good at the Western Area Roads Policing unit on 101 referencing police log 139 of August 20.

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