A ten-year-old boy from Golden, Colorado averted a potentially life-threatening car accident by directing his grandmother’s car off the road and into a ditch after she unexpectedly went unconscious at the wheel, leaving the car careening towards oncoming traffic at 60 miles per hour. How is this connected to gaming? As with many news stories, video games are being held partly responsible — this time, for the young gamer’s heroism. Gryffin Sanders, the quick-thinking ten-year-old in question, credits the game Mario Kart for his iron reflexes:
I’m guessing the next time Gryffin asks if he can take a break from his homework to play video games, his parents will enthusiastically agree.