A 12-year-old boy steered his family’s car to safety along Interstate 95 after his father suffered what appeared to be a seizure while driving.
The boy, who’s from Dracut, took the wheel Saturday, steered it into a southbound breakdown lane in Peabody and applied the brakes, troopers said. He then used his dad’s cellphone to call 911.
State police say the search was difficult because there are several highways in the area, but troopers found the family shortly after the boy called 911.
The boy’s father, who was unconscious, was brought to a local clinic and is reported to be in good condition.
“The Massachusetts state police want to commend the quick thinking and courageous actions of this young man,” state police said in a statement.
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