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Toddlers Toy Car Motorway Race

German cops are looking for two children who shocked motorists and could have been killed after heading off down the busy A 40 motorway in Essen - on two toy cars.

Police said they had received several phone calls about the two boys aged between 3 and 4 that had been travelling on the road and were clearly "enjoying themselves".

By the time police arrived the pair had vanished. Police suspect they must have come possibly from a family in a camper van that had pulled up to rest at a motorway service station or parking space.

The drivers who had called in said it had been too dangerous to stop on the motorway to tackle the youngsters.

German Herald





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