Toddler flips SUV down driveway while parents sleep, deputies say

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ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - Deputies say a 2-year-old girl grabbed the keys to her parents SUV while they were asleep, rolled the vehicle out of the driveway, and flipped it in a neighbor's yard.

The incident happened just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Celanese and Twin Lakes Roads in Rock Hill, according to the York County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were dispatched to a call of a child in the roadway. When they arrived at the scene, they found a Chevy Tahoe on its side in the ditch on Celanese Road.

A witness at the scene told the deputies that while he was driving down the road he saw the SUV roll down the steep driveway, make a turn in the road, and roll onto the curb before it flipped onto its side an landed in the ditch.

An unknown person then helped the toddler out of the vehicle and held the child until authorities arrived, according to EMS.

The child was unharmed.

The deputies then went to the home where it was believed the child and the SUV came from and found both the parents asleep in a upstairs room.

The parents told the deputies that they had fallen asleep while their daughter was watching cartoons, and that they thought the keys to the vehicle were in a safe place, according to the report.

An investigator from the York County Department of Social Services was notified of the incident and arrived on scene to investigate.

At this time there is no word if any charges will be filed.

 

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