Isiah Edwards, only 8 years-old, got into his mother's car for a joy ride, getting behind the wheel of the older model Dodge.
Neighbors say the car backed out of his driveway on Dove Run in Nicholasville and sat in the middle of the road, but they didn't know there was a child inside.
Neighbor Matthew Carroll says when he realized what happened and saw the incident unfold, he tried to get the boy out of the car.
But he says he got hit instead. He says Isiah managed to hit his house and then reversed and hit a tree as well.
Isiah's mother says it was an accident and is trying to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Both Edwards and Carroll were treated for minor injuries.