PARKER, Colo. - Police say a 10-year-old girl put her mom’s SUV into gear and drove it into a Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles office in Parker.
The crash occurred around 2 p.m. at the DMV office at 17924 Cottonwood Dr.
Emergency crews said no injuries were reported.
Parker Police Sgt. Andy Coleman told 7NEWS that a mother parked her GMC Envoy outside the DMV office with the engine off and the keys in the ignition, and left her two daughters, ages 12 and 10, inside as she entered the building to conduct her business.
Coleman said that’s when the 10-year-old girl slid into the driver’s seat, started the SUV and put the vehicle into gear.
The SUV rolled slowly through the front glass window of the office until the mother was able to open the driver’s side door and jump in to stop it from moving and causing further damage.
Coleman said the child was cited for careless driving.
The DMV office suffered no major structural damage but it's unclear when it will reopen.