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Boy, 6, drives toy ATV onto Bronx parkway

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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) - An autistic 6-year-old boy is safe after driving his toy ATV onto the Bronx River Parkway.

Authorities say the child rode the battery-powered toy onto the parkway around 7 p.m. Sunday.

He was on an outing with his family in a Mount Vernon park when he went missing.

Relatives immediately notified police.

The Journal News says that Westchester County police began receiving 911 calls less than an hour later about a boy riding an ATV on the parkway.

Police say he drove to Oak Street from the park near South Seventh Avenue and then took the ramp onto the northbound parkway.

They say several motorists managed to surround the boy and take him off the parkway.

He was taken to a hospital for observation and found to be OK.

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