A 4-year-old boy took his mother's car on a wild ride through nearly a mile of Fullerton Thursday
afternoon, sideswiping another vehicle,
crossing into oncoming traffic and rolling the car before slamming
The unidentified child suffered minor to moderate injuries after the crash around 4 p.m., Fullerton Police say.
The boy's 27-year-old mother stopped in a
parking lot to use a phone near the Summit House restaurant, just long
enough for her son to climb out of his car seat, get behind the wheel
and plop the car into gear.
He then drove out of the parking lot–during rush hour traffic, mind
you–and onto southbound State College Boulevard,
where he sideswiped the other vehicle. His car rolled over and landed on
its wheels, but the boy managed to continue driving before hitting some trees near
Yorba Linda Boulevard, according to police.