Girls crash stolen car before fleeing in taxi

Two Swedish girls stole a car owned by a family friend, flipped on a busy main road and fled the scene in a taxi, revealed the Uppsala Nya Tidning (UNT) newspaper.

The girls, aged 14 and 12, stole the car on Saturday morning in the eastern town of Knivsta, south of Uppsala, said UNT. They took turns to drive the vehicle before their joyride came to an abrupt end when they flipped it on the E4 motorway. When police arrived soon after, they discovered the car flipped on its roof but no driver.

The girls were said to have escaped unharmed from the vehicle and immediately called a taxi and headed for Uppsala. They are now facing charges of car theft and fleeing an accident scene, stated UNT.

Meanwhile, the following day police pulled over a stolen car seen driving at high speed and found a 14-year-old boy driving it. Two other 14-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were also in the car. Uppsala police spokesman Torsten Hemlin said the boys left their homes in the early hours of Sunday morning and stole a car.

The vehicle was reported to have been travelling at high speeds and the driver was thought to have broken a number of traffic laws. The driver is suspected of reckless driving, while the two boys are suspected of car theft. The girl is not believed to have committed any crime.