A 9-year-old girl stops a speeding car from crashing after her mother went into a diabetic shock. The girl is being called a hero for saving her mother’s life in New Lenox, Ill., after taking the wheel and turning off the key to stop the car.
“At one point she went through a stop light and then at another point she was going over 70 miles per hour, and on the secondary road,” said 9-year-old Alex Sheridan about the incident that happened a week earlier.
Sheridan’s mother, Jennifer, went into diabetic shock while driving them home from a cousin’s basketball game and lost control of their vehicle.
“I guess I went off the road and down through a little ditch and we were kind of heading towards trees and a sign and a utility pole,” said Jennifer, who was phasing in and out of consciousness during the shock.
The speeding vehicle was about to hit a tree when Sheridan reached over and turned off the key to stop the car.
Sheridan continued to hold the key to prevent her mother from starting the car before help arrived.
Some locals of New Lenox is asking the major to give the girl a key to the city for just one day for her heroic move.