Kid's Great Grandmother Passes Out At The Wheel While Doing 60MPH, Boy Takes Over With Mario Kart Skills

August 5, 2013


74-year-old great grandmother Darlene Nestor was driving her 10-year old great grandson Gryffin and his 4-year old brother around at 60MPH when she passed out mid-sentence (typical great grandmother move!). So what did Gryffin do? Open his door and roll out into traffic like I would have? NOPE. Little Gryffin grabbed the wheel and drove the car into a ditch using the life-skills he'd gained from playing Mario Kart. Mostly: the wheel is used for steering.

"I tried to wake her up at first," Gryffin said. "Then, I just took the wheel and drove it into the ditch."

Gryffin was sitting in the front seat when he realized their car was veering towards oncoming traffic.

"I wanted us to get somewhere where we could out of the way of traffic, I guess," Gryffin said.

The car slowed down in the ditch filled with mud and he and his brother were unharmed. Passersby stopped to call 911 and help his great grandmother. Sean said there easily could have been head-on collision.

Luckily, this is not the first time Gryffin has driven. He says he learned a lot playing the video game "Mario Kart".

Man, I think more drivers should take Mario Kart lessons. You ever drive around and pretend to red shell all the shitty drivers around you? Because I do that all the time. Plus look in the rear-view and pretend to banana peel tailgaters. Plus -- PLUS -- sometimes I sit in my car long after I've parked it and close my eyes and pretend I'm sailing that f***er off the side of a cliff. It's really spiritual.

Thanks to Jeremy, who learned how to drive playing Twisted Metal.

  • Some kids are very gifted and sensible. It amazes me and makes me feel immensely proud that though being only 10 years of age, Gryffin took complete control of the situation and handled it with courage and speed. Thinking what could possibly have happened had he delayed even by a minute makes me cringe. God Bless them more. Amen.


  • I learned how to drive a car, by driving a car. Guess I'm the weirdo.

  • Oh shit, and crazy taxi... forgot crazy taxi.

  • Robert Van Dyke

    must save link then if some one say's video games are bad for kids you can shove this in there face

  • jimmy

    What they don't tell you is that this also caused the 'Semi truck exploding on the interstate' incident.

  • El Gabs

    Good thing he didnt yell, JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL LOL

  • brijazz012

    Who's "Sean"?

  • Julien Prévost

    Kid's father.

    EDIT : just follow the link, there's the entire news with a video.

  • Guest

    Well done kid, you did well to save your family with your video gaming skills.

  • I learned how to drive playing Pizza City.

  • Good job it wasn't me. I've learn't how to drive via Burnout.

  • Guillermo Wagner

    Video games save the day again!

  • Max Baldwin

    Good thing he learned how to drive from Mario Kart and not Grand Theft Auto. Gets a hold on the wheel, "Nice! Now where is the nearest sidewalk?"

  • v85rawdeal

    It probably WAS GTA, but Nintendo wanted the press, and R* thought it may not be such a good idea, getting bad press with a new game on the horizon...

  • Silly.

  • Jandkas

    wtf are you talking about

  • Max Baldwin

    God damn conspiracy theorist! Why can't you just accept that everything the news says is the truth?

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