Eight-Year-Old Takes The Steering Wheel After Mom Has Seizure

This eihgt-year-old boy takes the wheel to steer car to safety when his mother is hit by seizure while driving at 65mph on busy dual carriageway.

 

 

Ben Smith grabbed hold of the wheel as his mum Lauren suffered a seizure for the first time in her life.

 

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He noticed something was wrong when the car started scraping along the central reservation with her hands gripped to the steering wheel. So Ben, who was in the passenger seat, grabbed it and managed to get the car across two lanes of traffic onto the grass verge.

Other drivers noticed that something was amiss and a van driver pulled in front to try and halt the Ford Ka.

 

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Ben put the hazard warning lights on and Lauren was taken to hospital for a series of tests. She has hailed her son a hero for saving her life.

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