10-Year Old Alabama Boy Takes Control Of Runaway Truck
10-year old Christopher Wheeler is being hailed a hero after taking control of the truck he was a passenger in after the driver suffered from a diabetic episode. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency wants to make sure everyone knows how big 10-year old Christopher really is.
Included with the picture above was the following description of this young man's quick thinking:
'Today around noon, an Investigator with the Attorney General's Office observed a vehicle weaving excessively on I-65 near exit 181. The Investigator attempted to stop the vehicle which failed to yield. An Alabama State Trooper assisted and the vehicle eventually stopped on AL 14 near Browns Road. The Investigator and Trooper determined that the driver was suffering from a diabetic episode. It was discovered that a 10 year-old child passenger had steered the vehicle to safety and applied the brakes to stop the vehicle. The child's actions may have saved the driver's life, his own life and the lives of others on the road at the time. The Trooper gave the driver some food as emergency personnel arrived on scene. The driver was transported to a local hospital. The Trooper took the child, who was hungry, to a local fast food restaurant for a meal as they waited for family members to arrive. Millbrook Police and Fire Rescue assisted with the incident. Great job to all involved!'
Way to go, Christopher!