10-year-old Gryffin Sanders of Golden, Colo., saved his own life, his grandmother’s life and his brother’s life, by taking control of a moving car after his grandmother passed out while driving the vehicle.
Quick thinking Gryffin grabbed the wheel and steered the vehicle into a muddy ditch on the side of the road. He credits his experience playing the popular Nintendo video game Mario Kart with giving him the ability to solve the dire situation and save his family members.
“I (wanted to) get us somewhere where we could get out of the way of traffic,” said Gryffin in an interview.
NBC affiliate KUSA-TV reports that Sanders suffered from a heart attack and lost conciousness. The car was driving at 60 mph when Gryffin took control of it.
While Gryffin doesn’t mention it, the Wii version of Mario Kart probably helped him develop his 1337 driving skills. The game comes with a steering wheel attachment for the Wiimote and motion-based controls were also featured in the game. In order to turn your cart you had to turn the Wii’s controller.
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