Published: Jun 11, 2010 5:25 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 11, 2010 2:10 AM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - An 8-year-old boy saved his mother from driving into a Port Charlotte pond Thursday afternoon.

She was having a seizure at the wheel.

Deputies said if it wasn't for the a driver, the crash could've been deadly.

Sarah Prokos was having a seizure while driving, but her 8-year-old son Nicholas jumped into action and took hold of the steering wheel.

Deputies said Nicholas hit a guard rail. Then, a truck hit the car and rolled onto its hood. Then, a third vehicle hit the truck.

Sarah Prokos and Nicholas were taken to the hospital.

Officials said the accident could've been much worse, but because of the 8-year-olds quick thinking - lives were saved.

At last check Thursday night, that mother and son are at Peace River Regional being evaluated in the Emergency Room.