MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) – A 6-year-old boy is safe after driving his toy ATV onto a New York highway.
Authorities say the child rode the battery-powered toy onto the Bronx River Parkway around 7 p.m. Sunday.
He was on an outing with his family in a Mount Vernon park when he disappeared. Relatives immediately notified police.
The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1o59mYA ) says that Westchester County police began receiving 911 calls less than an hour later about the boy. Police say he drove on a street near the park and took a ramp onto the parkway headed northbound.
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Police say three motorists slowed their vehicles and surrounded the boy to protect him from other vehicles. They say one got out and grabbed the boy.
He was taken to a hospital and found to be OK.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com