West Ada

Kuna teen takes family car, drives 6 miles, crashes into house

The 14-year-old, who is developmentally disabled, then hurt his bare feet running away from the crash and was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office sent out a photo and description of the crash Wednesday morning. They are still investigating it, and say no charges or citations have been filed.

According to deputies, the residents of 1196 W. Gold St. in Kuna were home when the red sedan hit the front of their house. They called Kuna police just after 9 a.m. to report the crash, adding that they couldn’t open their front door to check on the car’s occupant.

The sheriff’s office provides police services in Kuna.

Dispatchers soon got another call from nearby Marteeson Avenue, where the teen was wandering outside.

Investigators say the boy apparently took his family’s car without permission, drove across town, then lost control and hit the Gold Street home. He then fled the crash scene. A woman at the Marteeson Avenue home, seeing his injuries, asked him inside so she could help him.

Paramedics drove the teen to the hospital as a precaution.

No one else was hurt in the crash. It’s not yet clear why the teen ended up on Gold Street or why he lost control of the car, the sheriff’s office said.