There are a few things you just don’t expect to see while traveling down the highway, and a 3-year-old on his Power Wheels is one of those things.
Witness Danny Collins, the man responsible for the photo above, told reporters he couldn’t believe it.
“I was shocked. That’s why I took the pictures. I was like nobody’s going to believe. Could have ended a lot differently if not for the people who stopped.”
The incident happened in the middle of the congested US 19 in Crystal River last week. The boy was cruising his Power Wheels in the median of US 19. Collins claims the father of the confused child showed up about 10 minutes later.
He told officers that his son must have left the house while he was in the bathroom. Apparently, the boy was left alone in the living room. His father suspects he used a toy chair to reach the lock on the front door.
The Florida Department of Children and Families is currently investigating the incident. When a reporter with Channel 8 tried to talk to the father, he got this response, “Now’s not a good time, man.”