Gotta Watch: Kiddy car chases
A little girl narrowly escapes injury when a car lands on a pole in front of a store.
June 22nd, 2011
09:50 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Kiddy car chases

Kids. One minute they're crawling and the next they're driving - all before the tender age of 10. That's right. Today's Gotta Watch is all about kiddies and cars. Whether they're leading police on a high-speed chase, steering the wheel to save grandma or narrowly avoiding car crashes, these videos of children and their vehicular exploits are a must-see.

To daddy's house we go – A seven-year-old boy drives for 20 miles at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. The barefoot child was in his pajamas and his goal was to get to his biological father's house.
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Car crashes over child's head – The image is stunningly scary. A small girl walks in front of a store when a car crashes above her head. Amazingly, she was not hurt.
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Grandson, take the wheel – An eight-year-old boy is forced to steer a car to safety when his grandmother has a seizure while driving almost 70 miles per hour. No one knows how long he drove, but it was at least a mile before he had help.
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Just another Sunday joyride – What is it with the seven-year-old set? This seven-year-old boy really, really didn't want to go to church. So, he grabbed the car keys and took off, with the cops on his tail. When he ditches the ride, he quickly takes off running and police are forced to chase him down.
[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/07/30/vos.ut.church.joyrider.ksl"%5D

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  1. Jim8

    Why do they insist on showing the SAME ad in every video?

    June 22, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Fish

      I hear ya Jim! Not only the same ad, but an ad in front of EVERY story no matter how tragic...

      June 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Agnostic

    I can relate to the kid taking the car to avoid church...

    June 22, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Deacon Blues

      I was just thinking the same thing. And in UT even!

      June 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • tenorlord

      Yeah!!

      June 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Osama bin Laden

      I agree with the other rednecks ...... church sucks.

      June 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Burbank

      LOL! I agree!

      June 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      Much better to run than be subjected to a life of mormonism!

      June 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jay

    Good Job CNN. Lets put mental images of a child getting smashed by a car in peoples heads..wow

    June 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flip

      I bet you will have nightmares about that for the rest of your life. LOL wow.... What a rediculous statement man... lol

      June 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • sdfasdf

      you must never watch tv in that case.

      June 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Osama bin Laden

    Hello my friends in USA ... it is me .. Osama ... I am alive and doing well. I have a new job in USA working at 7Eleven ... pls stop in for a Slim Jim and a coke.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Whoa!

    That UT one cracks me up. The car stops & a little figure gets out & runs. Guess we know where his life is heading, huh?

    June 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian Webster

      I wonder if his name is either "Bo" or "Luke"... :/

      June 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • speedracer

      What was sad to this viewer was the cop waddling after the running kid; you KNOW the way he "caught" the kid was te kid simply stopping instead of him actually catching him. I'm forever scratching my head wondering about how police forces country-wide allow patrol officers to get so out of shape.

      June 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Flip

    Not bad driving for barely being able to reach all the controls. The kid running from church should look into being a professional racecar driver. He took those turns flawlessly lol!

    June 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannay

      Great Site and I like your color coded lists but I thought you might want to look at my luaoyt for the lists and maybe combine the ideas to a make a calendar to see the year at a glance. I would love to send you my file so you can use it.Thor's Gal

      April 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lumps

    These kids drive better than most Texans! Thanks Playstation, Xbox!

    June 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Darkguardian1314

    Thankful that the barrier poles can hold the weight of the car and that the kid was on the right side of the pole when it happened. Throw the book at the driver.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ooooooo!

    the 7 year olds are the better drivers then dumb woman backing into a parking stop

    June 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ooooooo!

      parking spot, sorry

      June 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fish

    The seven year old avoiding church is a better driver than many of the people with a license I see on the streets in my town!

    June 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Burbank

    I guess parents with 7 year olds need to keep the car keys out of reach along with a lot of other things like cigarette lighters and matches.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Givemeaname

    That 2nd one is OLD, that happened over a year ago & was on CNN, so why is it news again now!!!! In fact all thous I have seen on CNN over a year ago but the 1st video but I bet it is old too.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The seven-year-old boy fleeing a church service may have saved his sanity.
    I hope he remains so rational for the rest of his life.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Phonebook Booster

    Im giong to Toys'R'Us... .

    June 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. NoodleHat

    Some of them aren't kids, just midgets.

    July 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
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