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.