RAY COUNTY, Mo. – A seven year old boy was injured when he placed a vehicle in gear in Ray County Wednesday night, April 20, 2016.

The Missouri accident 3Highway Patrol is reporting the Excelsior Springs boy received minor injuries when he jumped from the vehicle before it backed off the roadway and struck a tree. The incident was reported on Cave Lane around 7:40 last night.

He was transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital for treatment of his injuries.