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6-Year-Old Crashes Family Car After Missing Bus To School

6 Year Old Drives and Crashes Family Car

State police say when a 6-year-old boy in Northumberland County missed his school bus, he grabbed his mom's car keys and decided to drive the 10 miles to school. Police say the child headed northbound on Route 200, over the Great Wicomico River Bridge, through a busy intersection then headed west on route 360. The child almost made it to school, but ended up crashing his car when he came upon a tractor trailer. He wasn't seriously hurt. "It's just a miracle God was with everybody that morning from the speeds and the reports that we got he was determined to get to class," says Sheriff Chuck Wilkins.

Now, both of his parents are in trouble with the law, charged with felony child neglect. CBS 6 spoke with the father, David Dodson. Dodson says that he son has driven the family car in the past, but only around the house. But he says he h

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Added: Jan-7-2009 Occurred On: Jan-6-2009
By: bellava
Tags: 6-Year-Old, Steals, Car, to go to, School
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States (load item map)
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