Christopher Wheeler, 10, steers truck to safety after driver goes into diabetic shock on I-65 in Montgomery, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Tue, 03/29/2016 - 8:05am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Boy, 10, steers truck to safety after driver suffers diabetic episode on highway

A quick-thinking 10-year-old boy saved his neighbor’s life and likely many others when he grabbed the wheel of a swerving truck from the passenger seat and steered it to safety, avoiding a collision as the vehicle barreled down a busy Alabama highway, officials said.

Third-grader Christopher Wheeler was taking a trip with his 70-year-old neighbor to a scrapyard Thursday when the man began having a diabetic episode, losing consciousness and control of his truck as they drove down Interstate 65 in Montgomery, police said.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Christopher Wheeler
Alfred Smith
Roadway: 
Interstate 65

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