2nd Grader Steers Car To Safety After Mom Passes Out

May 16, 2014

A 2nd grader successfully steered a car to safety on a busy highway after her mother passed out behind the wheel.

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8 year-old Abby Porter was on her way to school when her mom lost consciousness.

"The driver of the vehicle was leaning back to the right side unconscious," Officer Josh Hamilton told ABC News. "There was a child in the console area steering the vehicle."

Despite being an 8 year-old is a life threatening situation, Abby kept her composure. "She was never crying through the whole thing," Hamilton said. "She did a great job maintaining control of the vehicle, she did an excellent job for an 8-year-old little girl."

Abby''s father Roger initially feared the worst when the police arrived at his home with daughter and was relieved to be find out his wife and daughter were unharmed.

"We are as proud as you can be," Roger Porter told ABC News. "We are all in agreement that the good lord was in control of the situation and an angel was in the car with that little girl."

Source: ABC News

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