Car insurance: Boy drives runaway vehicle

Friday, 01 February 2008

A young boy has managed to successfully drive his mother's car away from danger after she fainted at the wheel.

When the vehicle careered into the central reservation Jonathan Anderson, 9, grabbed hold of the wheel and also slowed it down by putting on the handbrake, reports the Times.

Eventually the car was stopped after it collided with a nearby tree on a bank after leaving the road at the A83 close to Plymouth.

The driver of the car Marion Anderson noted that she did not really know what was happening at the time and that she has a lot of respect for her son.

"I just couldn't believe it when I was told what had happened and what Jonathan had done. He's my little superhero," she told the publication.

Paramedics also said that they were very impressed with the heroic actions of the boy at the time.

Motorists involved in collisions could find that their car insurance premiums are negatively affected.

The A38 used to be known as the Exeter to Leeds Trunk Road and runs for 292 miles.

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