Boy Uses Mario Kart Skills to Save His Family’s Life

And they say that video games aren’t ever useful…

By Mel Turnquist. Posted 08/06/2013 15:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

While the overall reception may be lukewarm for Mario Kart Wii, it looks as if it came in handy for one boy.

A 10-year-old boy in Golden, Colorado is being hailed a hero when he steered a car to safety after his grandmother passed out going about 60 miles per hour. Gryffin Sanders and his younger brother were riding in the car with their 72-year-old grandmother at the wheel. When she passed out, Gryffin leaned over and took the wheel, steering the car into a ditch and out of harm’s way. No one was injured.

When asked about how he was able to pull that heroic feat, he claimed that it was from playing the game Mario Kart. While no version was specified, it’s most likely the Wii version, which comes with a steering wheel attachment for the Wii Remote.

Now that’s a move that even the most diehard of Mario Kart fans can appreciate.

Source: Nintendo Life

2 Responses to “Boy Uses Mario Kart Skills to Save His Family’s Life”

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    Kyle England says...

    True story: One time I fishtailed on a turn while driving my car in the rain. I instinctively turned into the turn to straighten up my car and avoided spinning into oncoming traffic, it all happened within a few seconds. I seriously learned how to do that by trying to maximize my drifts while steering in Mario Kart. Karting can indeed save your life, kids.

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  • 192 points
    Robin Wilde says...

    Fantastic story.

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