A six-year-old boy from Virginia, US, drove his parents Ford Taurus for 10km in major traffic in an attempt to get to school on time. He told police he’d learned to drive by playing video games.
The boy took the keys to the car after missing the school bus. The incident happened at 0740 on Monday, while the boy’s mother was still asleep.
He [was] weaving through traffic and overtaking slower cars, before losing control and going off the road.
His road trip came to an end only after he ran off the road several times before hitting an embankment and utility pole. He was not, police said, wearing a seat belt.
He was treated for minor injuries at a hospital before police took him to school.
The parents have been charged with neglect and child endangerment. The boy and his four-year-old brother are now in protective custody.
Don’t say video games never taught anyone anything…
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