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11-Year-Old Gets Behind Wheel To Save Grandmother After Medical Issue

Simon Catling


11-Year-Old Gets Behind Wheel To Save Grandmother After Medical Issue

Featured Image Credit: 11Alive

An 11 year-old schoolboy illegally got behind the wheel of his grandmother's car in Indianapolis, US - however, he was branded a hero after this bit of quick thinking got his grandmother the urgent medical help she needed after falling ill.


PJ Brewer-Laye, who has since turned 12, rushed to his grandmother Angela's aid when the pair were out together.

With Angela walking and PJ riding his go-kart, the woman started feeling ill a mile and a half from her house, suffering what felt like low blood pressure, including feeling shaky and seeing spots in her vision.

Thinking on his feet, young PJ sped back towards his grandmother's house, and a few minutes later returned in her Mercedes-Benz.

Angela told local station 11Alive: "I was leaning against a stop sign, then all of a sudden I looked to my right and I saw my car, my Mercedes Benz coming towards me. Wait a minute.

"Looked in the car. It was him, it was PJ."

Credit: 11Alive
Credit: 11Alive

PJ of course doesn't have a driver's license, but he has prior experience of driving having moved cars around for his grandad in their yard before - as well as owning a dirt bike, four-wheeler and his toy go-kart, of course.

However, the youngster didn't let his inexperience get the better of him and drove his grandmother to get medical help.

Apparently choosing the Mercedes-Benz because the keys were the easiest to reach, PJ was 'calm and collected' behind the wheel, said Angela.

She added: "He did not go up the curb, in the grass or nothing. Pulled down in the driveway and into the garage."

Angela - who is close to her grandson - said of the ordeal: "He's an extra special little boy and he doesn't ask for anything in return."

Credit: 11Alive
Credit: 11Alive

Understandably, this feel-good story has become a hit on social media, with dozens of comments under a local news report praising the youngster and his actions.

"He kept a cool head. Better than many adults. Hope gran is ok," wrote one social media user.

Another commented: "He was a brave boy who saved his grandma, I am very proud of him for what he did and I hope that your grandma gets better soon."

Good work PJ!

Although for any other 11 year-olds out there reading this, we wouldn't recommend jumping behind the wheel every time you think there might be an emergency.

Topics: Daily Ladness, US News

Simon Catling
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