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6yo drives truck to safety

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by 2up, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. 6yo drives truck to safety
    Tuesday, June 02, 2009 » 09:26am

    A 6-year-old boy grabbed the wheel of his family's pickup truck when his father passed out from low blood sugar, keeping the vehicle from crashing until an officer could bring it to a halt, police said.

    Tustin Mains was in the back seat with his 3-year-old brother when his father, Phillip Mains, slumped over at the wheel, the boy told police. The family had been driving home from a restaurant.

    Tustin leapt into his father's lap so he could steer and see out the windshield. Mains' foot had slipped off the accelerator, but even at idle the Chevrolet Avalanche was going an estimated 16-24 kph, police said.

    The kindergartner steered the truck several blocks, even turning around when he entered a neighbourhood he didn't recognise, until he was spotted by police.

  2. wonder if he checked his blind spots...
  3. Give the kid an honourary licence... :p

    (He did a U-turn without collecting anyone!)

    Also, it's amazing how quickly diabetics can be caught out, even after managing so well for so long - I had a work colleague recently run up the arse of another car after a spell. Unfortunately, I believe that's what also killed Bucko (Lee) from the Twowheels forum, as it happened while he was out riding with a group.