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4-year-old drives SUV into 2 stop signs at Toronto parking lot, police say

A Toronto Police Service cruiser.
A Toronto Police Service cruiser. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto police say a four-year-old is uninjured after driving a SUV into two stop signs at a store parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

A police spokesperson said emergency crews were called to the Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue West area just after 2:20 p.m.

The spokesperson said witnesses reported someone left the child in a vehicle unattended. The child reportedly got into the driver’s seat and drove the vehicle, hitting the signs.

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No one was injured at the scene, the spokesperson said.

Const. David Hopkinson said the incident stressed the importance of not leaving children alone in vehicles.

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“This is just another example of what can go wrong,” he told Global News Radio 640 Toronto.

“Think about any time you visited a big box store, a large parking lot, the large amounts of people that can be walking through the parking lot at any time and we’re talking about a four-year-old with absolutely no idea of how to control a car.”

It’s not clear what, if any, charges might be laid in connection with the incident.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the investigation was still ongoing.