Boy takes control of car after great-grandmother passes out

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 1:45 PM

DENVER — A 10-year-old boy is being credited with stopping a speeding car after his great-grandmother passed out behind the wheel near the eastern Colorado town of Hugo.

KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/11onKPT ) Gryffin Sanders of Golden was riding in the car with his 4-year-old brother when their 74-year-old great-grandmother, Darlene Nestor, passed out in mid-sentence. Gryffin, who was sitting in the front seat, says he realized the car was veering into oncoming traffic, so he took the wheel and steered the vehicle into a muddy ditch at about 60 mph.

The boys, who were visiting relatives, weren't injured in the crash, but Nestor was flown to a Colorado Springs hospital to be treated for a possible heart attack.

Gryffin says he learned his driving skills by go-karting and by playing the video game "Mario Kart."

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Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com

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