Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a nine-year-old boy who nicks his mum’s keys crashes her car at a junction before fleeing in a three-mile hit-and-run.
The unnamed boy motorist from the city of Zhuhai, which is in South China’s Guangdong Province, did not cause any injuries during the unlawful and unsupervised joyride and later parked the car back to where he took it from.
Dashcam footage from the Nissan Tiida, which belongs to his mum Ms Liang, reportedly shows the schoolboy driving out of her parking space and travelling out of their residential district.
During the journey lasting some 20 minutes, the nine-year-old attempts a right turn at the junction between Pingtang Road and Meiping East Road.
However, the video shows him crashing into the side of a Volkswagen hatchback driven by Mr Liu, who reportedly got out to confront the driver but discovered to his shock that it was a child.
The panicking boy shifts into reverse and goes backwards through the crossroads until he knocks over a few traffic dividers and hits a crash cushion too, the footage shows.
He then flees the crash site and returns to the same parking space after over 3 miles on the road – bumping into a stationary SUV in the process.
Local authorities who telephoned Ms Liang to inform her that her boy had crashed her car were told by the confused parent that the Nissan was still in the same parking spot.
However, she later went downstairs to check the vehicle, and reported several scratches and dents.
Ms Liang was also unable to find her keys and then learned that her son had stolen them for his stunt, the police said.
The incident caused no serious injuries and has been resolved by Ms Liang compensating Mr Liu 3,000 RMB (323 GBP) for the trouble caused.
An investigation is still ongoing, and it was not immediately clear whether the parent would be fined for her son’s actions.
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