Driver, 4, Manages To Escape Serious Injury In Rollover Crash

FULLERTON (CBS) — A 4-year-old driver (yup, you read that right) who managed to climb into the driver’s seat of his mother’s car escaped serious injury Thursday, despite a rollover, police said.

The 27-year-old mother stopped at the Summit House restaurant parking lot at 200 E. Bastanchury Road about 5 p.m. to make a brief telephone call, Fullerton police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said.

Somehow her son got out of his car seat, into the driver’s seat and put the car into gear. He also managed to drive out of the lot to southbound State College Boulevard, Goodrich said.

The car sideswiped one car and then veered into the northbound lanes before completely rolling over — at least once — and crashing into some trees, Goodrich said.

The car ended up on the east side of State College Boulevard just north of Yorba Linda Boulevard, Goodrich said.

The boy was slightly injured and taken to a hospital as a precaution, Goodrich said.

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  1. jen says:

    “I wanna go fast” #RickyBobby

  2. Jeff says:

    I’m amazed that the Fullerton police didn’t teach the 4 year old a lesson and beat him to death.

  3. Ris says:

    I was right there. he hit the car next to me & then I though HOLY COW That’s a kid driving!!!!!!!! Been looking for info on this since. Glad he’s ok

  4. CCTEACHER says:

    WILL THE MOM BE CHARGED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT…WHERE EXACTLY WAS SHE WHEN SHE MADE HER PHONE CALL IN OR OUT OF THE CAR? LET’S GUESS…MIDDLE-CLASS COMMUNITY…NO CHARGES RIGHT???

  5. Sasha says:

    My Hero! Does anybody know his Ph Number?

  6. smelly katz says:

    this is totally unbelievable……..i cant believe she doesnt have a cell phone. what is the world coming to?

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