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    10-Year-Old Boy Takes Control Of Speeding Car

    Nintendo needs to give this kid a Wii U with a copy of the latest Mario Kart when it comes out for the system!

    http://www.9news.com/news/article/34...f-speeding-car

    GOLDEN - When Gryffin Sanders saw his great grandmother pass out behind the wheel of a car while going 60 miles per hour, he wasn't quite sure what was happening. A few moments later, the boy knew he had to do something.

    "My first thought was actually, is this a test or what?" Gryffin, 10, said. "My heart was thumping."

    Gryffin said his great grandmother, 74-year-old Darlene Nestor, passed out while in mid-sentence.

    "I tried to wake her up at first," Gryffin said. "Then, I just took the wheel and drove it into the ditch."

    This all happened Friday afternoon on the eastern plains near the town of Hugo. Gryffin was visiting relatives when he and his 4-year-old brother were riding with Nestor. Gryffin was sitting in the front seat when he realized their car was veering towards oncoming traffic.

    "I wanted us to get somewhere where we could out of the way of traffic, I guess," Gryffin said.

    His father, Sean Sanders, calls him a hero.

    "It was all him and he made a very wide decision at a very critical moment and I couldn't be a prouder father," Sean said.

    His mother was pretty proud, too.

    "My mom actually told me after, 'I'm so glad that you turned into the ditch,'" Gryffin said. "I guess I just had the instincts not to [freak out]."

    The car slowed down in the ditch filled with mud and he and his brother were unharmed. Passersby stopped to call 911 and help his great grandmother. Sean said there easily could have been head-on collision.

    "The car could have rolled. There could've been, you know, a travesty of an injury or even possibly a fatality," Sean said. "The good news is we will never have to know."

    Luckily, this is not the first time Gryffin has driven. He says he learned a lot playing the video game "Mario Kart".

    "And, I'm pretty good at go kart driving," Gryffin said.

    Nestor was air lifted to a hospital in Colorado Springs, where Sean says doctors are trying to figure out exactly what happened. Sean Sanders says it may have been a mild heart attack.

    Oddly enough, the first responder on the scene was Gryffin's cousin, who is a sheriff's deputy. He awarded Gryffin a medal for his bravery.

    "The proudest moment I think of this is he's been so humble about it," Sean said. "There's nothing more I could ask of him."

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    Meh, I steered a car into a ditch..give me Mario Kart? Nope.
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    Way to go, little boy!

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    No wonder he steered it into a ditch. He played Mario Kart instead of learning how to drive in Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport.

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    Bring on the ability to drive up Wii U sales with this new ad

    Let a child of ten drive you and you will win a Wii U
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    10-Year-Old Boy Takes Control Of Speeding Car

    Nice going little lad!
    I'm 16 and never even touched the wheel of a car

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    It's just nice hear something positive in the news about video games, seems like the only time video gaming gets brought up in the news is when someone shoots people, etc.

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    What's the deal, women drive their cars in ditches all the time!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Morganator View Post
    No wonder he steered it into a ditch. He played Mario Kart instead of learning how to drive in Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport.
    He just couldn't get those corners right. He should have remembered that he has to brake early and accelerate late when hitting the apex.


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    Give this boy a Playstation 3 and a Copy of Gran Turismo 5!







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    I really don't think it's a big deal, would be impressive if the kid managed to steer and park the car..he just moved the wheel and steered into a ditch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreDayDetox View Post
    He just couldn't get those corners right. He should have remembered that he has to brake early and accelerate late when hitting the apex.
    Incidentally, I applied what I learned from Gran Turismo (PS1 before ever playing a Mario Kart game.) into Mario Kart (N64 version when I first touched the N64) and managed to have record lap times on all tracks that have yet to be broken by anyone I know.

    Anyway, progressive S turns are always fun.

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    My kids are used to playing burnout paradise. If this scenario happens to me, I'm screwed. Lol




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    My kids are used to playing burnout paradise. If this scenario happens to me, I'm screwed. Lol
    I am guessing they will be jumping ramps and crashing through billboards!

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    Yeah, I haven't found a downside to it yet.




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    Good on the kid for taking control of the situation!

    Ive avoided a few accidents in my time, a few I put down to my mad racing game skills too many idiots are given licenses nowadays






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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Yeah, I haven't found a downside to it yet.
    I would assume the landing is a natural downside.

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