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Old 07-29-2003, 21:29   #1 (permalink)
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Toddler crashes dad's car twice in four days

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A car mad three-year-old German boy crashed his father's car twice in four days, police in the western town of Borken said.
Using a ladder, the boy stole the keys to his father's Honda Accord, started the car and ploughed it into a nearby Toyota, causing about 5000 euro ($8,695) of damage but escaping unharmed.

When a television crew came to their home in the town of Bocholt near the Dutch border to reconstruct the incident four days later, the young lad took matters into his own hands.

Sitting behind the wheel with the car key given to him during filming, his urge to drive overtook him again.

"The father was with the television crew," said Borken police spokesman Frank Rentmeister. "The car was in gear and the boy just started up and drove into the car ahead."

The boy was not hurt but chalked up further damages totalling 1000 euros. Police are now investigating the father for criminal negligence.

Last month, a three-year-old German boy took the keys to his father's car, started it up and ploughed through two tents before coming to a halt.

Toddler Jannik made off with the keys to the Renault Laguna while his father was playing a soccer match, said authorities in Euskirchen, 30 kilometres west of Cologne near the Belgian border.

He unlocked the car with the remote control and put its automatic transmission into reverse without having to touch the pedals.

The car rolled slowly through the camping site next door, mowing down tents where two 11-year-old children were playing. They suffered minor bruises.
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i have pics of my mates merc after is kid took it for a little spin i might post them but im too lazy right now lol lets just say the merc had some damage the lawn mower got mowed down went down the garden down the teared steeps one about a meter high and stoped about a foot from the house i had to get it out with the backhoe was very scary seing his kid in an out of control car she got in and let off the hand brake and pulled it out of park and his on a real steep block the car just took off

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and here was I thinking that Todd Kelly (aka Toddler) did the dirty on his Dad. Oh well maybe next time....
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hhahahahha, and it becomes clear as to how easy cars are to drive these days
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I took the family's bug for a driver when I was 3. Down the hill into a shopping centre carpark. No damage or anything though
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hmm my broweser is ****ed any one wanna post these merc pics?
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Re: Toddler crashes dad's car twice in four days

Hey,

When I was a Whipper-Snapper (tm) I managed to crash Mum and Dads HQV8. Twas the only V8 they've every owned, and sold it on for a pair of Sigmas rather than fix it.

I was all of about two years old. Got myself out of the baby seat in the back, jumped the front bench, let the handbrake off - the one next to the door. Started the car (it was in gear), and merrily ploughed through the neighbours garage.

Ironic thing - had a HQ a few years back, and it took me a coupla weeks to figure out how to work the handbrake.

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Me and my cousins stole the keys to my old mans mini when we were about 5 - 7 and Drove it down the drive way through a fence!
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When I was 8 Dad entrusted me with his Massey ferguson which he let me drive down toward him as he would put on a rear attachment. So I gunned it and did not realise it was on a steep grade toward my lhs. So as fate had it I began heading down that grade toward the dam. I forgot about the gears and worried. I jumped off the tractor and it landed by a gum tree before the dam. Much chores for me afterward till I had callices the size of Mt Kosiouszko . Well it was his prized tractor and I did not touch anything mechanical afterward till I was 14 when I piloted a his 48' Morris across the farm under the watchful eye of my dearly departed dad, rest his poor soul.
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