Authorities: 10-year-old takes over steering wheel, saves driver's life

Alabama Enforcement Agency tropers help child driving car to safety


Alabama Law Enforcement Agency troopers pulled over a vehicle failing to yield, and discovered a child steering the wheel after the driver passed out on Wednesday. 

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency posted on their Facebook page about a vehicle weaving excessively on I-65 near Exit 181. 

A trooper assisted the vehicle to stop, which stopped near Brown Road. 

The trooper and investigator discovered a 10-year-old boy who had steered the wheel and used the brakes to stop due to the driver passing out, was at the controls of the vehicle. 

"The investigator and trooper determined that the driver was suffering from a diabetic episode," the agency wrote on the post, "The trooper gave the driver some food as emergency personnel arrived on the scene." 

The driver was then transported to a local hospital while authorities took the hungry child to a fast-food restaurant as they waited for family members to arrive, according to the post. 

Millbrook police and fire rescue assisted with the incident. 

In the post, the child is credited with possibly saving the life of the driver and others who may have been on the road at that time.