Hero boy steers car to safety after driver suffers diabetic episode

By HotTopics.tv

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A boy is being called a hero after helping steer a car to safety when the elderly driver lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic.

Christopher Wheeler, 10, was riding with his neighbor in Montgomery when the 70-year-old driver suffered a diabetic episode.

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The car was swerving across the road and crossed over the median into oncoming traffic. Christopher took the wheel.

“I put my foot on the brake and I got the steering wheel and pulled it over and put it in park. I didn’t want us to die,” Christopher said.

Trooper Lee Wells of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said Christopher was a hero.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before, so yes, absolutely a hero,” Lee said.

The driver was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK.

Christopher said he is considering a future in law enforcement.

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That kind of bravery at such a young age is incredible.

Posted by Hot Topics on Monday, March 28, 2016

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