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

KUSA-TV reports Gryffin Sanders of Golden was riding in the car with his 4-year-old brother when their 74-year-old 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.


Information from: KUSA-TV,

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