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UPDATE (Saturday 6 p.m.)–The sister of a 12-year-old boy who crashed the family car says he was trying to visit his mother, who was at work.

The boy took his parent's Plymouth Breeze for a ride in Grand Haven Township Friday afternoon. Witnesses tell Ottawa County deputies that the boy veered off 144th Avenue several times and barely missed other vehicles before he completely lost control of the car, hitting a phone cable box.

The vehicle flipped, trapping the boy inside. Firefighters had to pull him from the wreckage. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in good condition Friday evening.

Deputies say the child was wearing a seatbelt.

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - A 12-year-old boy is injured crashing a car Friday.

The rollover accident happened about 12:15 p.m. in the 11000 block of 144th in Grand Haven Township.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department had gotten several calls about a vehicle driving erratically shortly before the crash. Deputies then discovered the 12-year-old boy had been driving. He was pinned in the car for a period of time, but emergency workers were able to get him out. The boy suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

The sheriff's department is investigating the crash and may consider filing charges in the case.

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