CORVALLIS, Ore. -- An 11-year-old Benton County girl was injured when she was struck by a car that a 9-year-old girl was driving, a newspaper reported.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported the 9-year-old girl's mother was in the passenger seat and had allowed the girl to drive down their driveway in rural Alsea.

The girl panicked and lurched forward, toward two 11-year-old girls standing nearby, according to the report. One of the girls got out of the way and the other was hit. She was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital with injuries to her leg.

The driver's mother was cited for reckless endangering.

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