A 9-year-old boy drove his mother's car to school and crashed into a police car.

"I apologize, I'm simply on my way to school."

April 2nd 2024.

A 9-year-old boy drove his mother's car to school and crashed into a police car.
A young 9-year-old boy from California decided to take matters into his own hands when he took the keys to the family car and headed towards school. Little did he know that this impulsive decision would lead to a brief chase with the police and a collision with a patrol car.

It all started when a police officer with the California Highway Patrol in Oroville spotted a gray Volkswagen stopped in the middle of an intersection on the morning of March 27th. After instructing the driver to move, the officer was taken aback when the car suddenly sped off. Determined to catch up with the vehicle, the officer pursued it and eventually found it parked near Plumas Avenue Elementary School.

As the driver stopped the car, it unexpectedly reversed and collided with the patrol car, causing minimal damage. It was then that the police officer, Officer Terry Dunn from CHP Oroville, finally got a clear view of the driver and was shocked to see that it was a 9-year-old boy behind the wheel.

In an interview with CBS News Sacramento, Officer Dunn admitted that he was taken by surprise and unsure of what to expect. "I was startled and didn't know what would happen next," he recalled. But to his surprise, the young boy stuck his head out of the window and apologized, explaining that he was just trying to get to school.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in this reckless incident. However, the boy's grandmother revealed that she was in a state of panic when she realized he was missing from the house. She explained that her daughter was in the bathroom and the boy was in the living room, but when she came out, he was gone along with her keys and car.

In a stroke of luck, Officer Dunn happened to come across the young boy in the middle of the intersection and quickly contacted his mother and the proper authorities. He then kindly allowed the boy to continue on his way to school.

It's a reminder that even in moments of chaos and confusion, there are still people, like Officer Dunn, who are there to help and make sure everything turns out okay.

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