Police to quiz boy, 7, over crash

POLICE were today due to speak to a seven-year-old boy who drove his parents' car into a fence and flipped the vehicle on to its roof.

Josh Warwick

POLICE were today due to speak to a seven-year-old boy who drove his parents' car into a fence and flipped the vehicle on to its roof.

A full investigation has been launched by traffic cops following the accident, which could have had tragic consequences.

David Johnson had to be cut free from the red VW Golf after he took the keys in the early hours of yesterday morning and drove just 30 feet before spectacularly crashing into a neighbour's fence.


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A police spokesman said witness statements and interviews would be conducted today.

“There will be an investigation, as there would with any road traffic collision,” confirmed the spokesman.

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“We will be speaking to all those involved, including witnesses and the lad himself.

“We can't comment on how it happened or who was driving because an investigation is underway.

“Inquiries into this incident are continuing.”

Yesterday, seven-year-old David, of Inkerman Terrace, Hadleigh, told how, after the crash, he panicked at the thought of his mother's reaction.

“I wanted to drive the car but I tipped it over and hit the fence.

“I was worried when it went on its roof and I hurt my arm, but then all I thought was what mum was going to think.”

David, who was due to spend a few days with relatives, escaped the collision relatively unscathed.

He was cut free from the vehicle by fire crews and was taken to Ipswich Hospital with cuts to his hand.

The neighbour whose fence David drove into said: “I am just thankful that he didn't get as far as the wall and end up in my kitchen.

“I've got a seven-year-old myself and he wouldn't even know how to unlock a car let alone drive one.”

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