The child could barely reach the pedals of the Kia Sportage, and the video from the video camera shows him trying to get to the next track.
Children are inherently curious and want to explore everything within their boundaries, and a seven-year-old has taken his research to another level by taking parental Kia Sportage SUV for joy. Daniel Wittenbach used a chair to grab the keys to his parents ’Kia SUV while they slept. He then got into the car and even remembered to fasten his seat belt before accelerating.
Wittenbach’s study of the sportage was recorded on a video recorder, and the video shows him getting behind the wheel and trying to drive on a nearby track. The child could barely reach the pedals and had no idea what he was doing because he thought the crossover was “riding alone,” local TV channel WLWT reported.
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Leaving the neighborhood, Wittenbach headed down Roosevelt Boulevard, crossed the middle and drove oncoming traffic. When other drivers saw the child behind the wheel, they could hardly believe their eyes, and some people quickly dialed 911, informing police that the child was driving a Kia SUV.
Some passers-by even took action to save the child from trouble, and some reportedly tried to break windows to gain access to the vehicle to stop. However, their efforts were in vain, as the adventures of a seven-year-old child did not end until they crashed into Jeep Freedom.
Fortunately, the child was not injured, but authorities were not amused and say the Butler County Children’s Office is investigating the incident. The child’s father, Brian Wittenbach, told the TV channel: “My wife and I are good parents, and I’m sure people are going to put a label on us.” He added that it could happen to anyone and it is hard not to sympathize with them.
Date of first publication: May 23, 2022, 10:16 IST