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

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

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.

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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
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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

Featured Image Credit: 11Alive

Topics: Daily Ladness, US News