A 13-year-old boy who crashed into five people whilst driving has blamed his grandmother for the incident.

A car

A car

Joseph Hollomon was sitting on his grandmother's lap as she was giving him driving lessons at the time.

He said: I didn't want to, but I ain't had no choice, so she told me to sit in her lap, and I did.''

Joseph's grandmother, Ernestine Holloman, faces a number of charges relating to the crash and he claims that she pressed the accelerator as the pair were driving down the street in Memphis.

He said: ''I don't know what to do. I pushed the brake, but she pushed the gas pedal and went straight ahead and started crashing into those folks.''