A 10-year-old boy who grabbed the wheel when his great-grandmother passed out while driving credited his experience with Mario Kart games for the instincts that helped him avert a potential tragedy, reports 9News.
Gryffin Sanders, of Golden, Colo., was riding in the passenger seat July 26 with his great-grandmother, 74-year-old Darlene Nestor, driving at approximately 60 miles per hour with Sanders' 4-year-old brother sitting in the back. According to Sanders, Nestor passed out in the middle of a sentence outside the town of Hugo, Colo., sending the car swaying toward oncoming traffic.
"I tried to wake her up at first," said Sanders. "Then, I just took the wheel and drove it into the ditch."
The vehicle slowed to a stop in a mud-filled ditch, leaving Sanders and his younger brother unharmed. Passersby stopped to call 911, and Nestor was eventually airlifted to a hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she is recovering.
Sanders said he learned a lot about how to drive by playing Mario Kart games. "And," he added, "I'm pretty good at go kart driving."
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