Boy, 6, Takes Family Minivan Out on Grocery Run
A 6-year-old boy in Klamath Falls, Ore., tells police he was hungry early Sunday morning. However, his parents were asleep. So, rather than disturb them, he grabbed a roll of coins and hopped behind the wheel of the family minivan.
He never quite made it to the store, The Oregonian newspaper in Portland reports. But he did manage to crash into several mailboxes before swerving into traffic April 17. Once in traffic, the newspaper reports, he hit a pickup driven by 29-year-old Tammy J. Belau of Klamath Falls. She suffered minor injuries.
Oregon State Police officials tell The Oregonian the boy was alone and going slow in his mother's 1996 Plymouth Voyager at 7:15 a.m. when the accident happened.
The Oregonian reports the incident remains under investigation.
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