Two young brothers took a 3-mile joyride down a road that led them halfway to their grandfather’s house before running off the road into a barrier.
The older boy, 5-year-old, reached the brake and gas pedals, while his toddler brother, 2-year-old, took control of the steering wheel, reports say.
These clever boys knew that their mother kept an extra set of keys to her 2005 Ford Focus under a floor mat, and also knew the way to their grandfather’s farm — which was reportedly about 7 miles away from where they live.
They drove through an intersection and made a right-hand turn before the trip came to an end, the report said.
Neither boy was injured, though the vehicle suffered minor damage. The boys live with their mother at the Bronco Junction Apartments in Red House, W.Va.
They crashed in a residential neighborhood and nearby homeowners, who witnessed the accident, notified the authorities.
Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese said his office is working with Child Protective Services to understand why the boys’ mother did not noticed that they — or her car — had gone missing.
“There’s a gap there that we’re trying to fill in to see how long the children were actually unattended,” he said.
Source: Daily Mail