VIDOR, TEXAS (KRLD) – A 10-year-old boy is in serious condition after he crashed his mother’s pickup truck during a high-speed chase in Southeast Texas.

Vidor police chief Rod Carroll says officers received a reckless driving call on Wednesday. Upon the first officer’s arrival near the pickup, the officer observed the truck run through a red light. The responding officer turned on his emergency lights but the boy raced off.

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According to Carroll, the boy reached 85 miles an hour and eventually lost control and rolled into the front yard of a home.

“Officers then saw it was a 10-year-old boy and I could hear the stress in my officers’ voices,” the chief said while adding that the boy wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

When asked why the boy may have been driving the truck, Carroll said it appeared to stem from a dispute with his mother.

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“It appears the child had an argument with his mother. He became angry. She may have left the truck for a second and he jumped in the driver’s seat and took off.”

Carroll warned that parents should not leave a vehicle with the keys in it when there is a child inside.

“We need to talk to children to let them know the dangers of driving a vehicle.”

Carroll says the boy’s mother called police to say that her son had taken the truck.

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The chief says he doesn’t believe any charges will be filed.