Boy, 6, Takes 3-Mile Ride On Roof Of Minivan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (July 1, 2013)—A 6-year-old boy climbed on top of his parents' minivan and rode on the roof for three miles down a highway before he fell off and suffered cuts and bruises, Alaska State Police said.

Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the Anchorage Daily News the boy has gone for roof-rides before, hanging on to the bars mounted on the minivan.

The boy told troopers he climbed on to the vehicle Sunday as it left his family’s home at Mile 52 on the Parks Highway about 10 miles north of Wasilla.

He lost his grip at Mile 49.

The driver, who wasn’t aware the boy was on the roof, continued on.

Another motorist picked the boy up, drove him to a gas station and called 911.

Ipsen says no one has been charged with a traffic violation or crime.

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