Motorists rescued a 6-year-old boy who was driving a motorized toy vehicle on a New York parkway Sunday, police say.
The boy, whose family says he has autism, was at a park in Mount Vernon with his grandmother and a teenage relative around 7:40 p.m. when he drove off in the all-terrain toy vehicle, according to Westchester police.
A few minutes later, after the boy was reported missing, police started getting 911 calls about a child riding a toy ATV on the Bronx River Parkway, authorities say. The boy most likely got on the highway at an exit on Oak Street, according to officials.
Police say a group of two or three motorists shielded the boy from traffic with their cars and guided him to the side of the highway. One driver got out of a vehicle to get the 6-year-old.
Officers arrived and the boy was taken to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital, where he was reunited with his family.