A 6-year-old driver crashed his mother’s minivan while trying to drive to the store for food on Sunday, according to news reports.
The accident occurred in Klamath Falls, Ore., Sunday. The hungry boy was driving the van when he crashed into several mailboxes along a residential road then swerved into an opposite lane and hit a Dodge pickup truck.
The child, who was the sole occupant in the vehicle, told officers he was going to buy food at the store with a roll of pennies he took from his family’s apartment.
Luckily, he was not injured in the collision. The woman driving the pickup truck sustained minor injuries, according to news reports.
Police and the Department of Human Services have not released the child’s name. It is unclear if any citations will be issued for this collision. The incident is being investigated.
As a Vancouver car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this car accident caused by negligence of the parents and guardians of this child. I hope investigators can determine how this accident occurred and how the child was able to drive the car so they can make him safe.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver.