|Published:||Jun 12, 2010 4:41 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 12, 2010 1:42 AM EDT|
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Sarah Prokos of Punta Gorda had just picked up her 8 year old son Nicholas from school Thursday, when all of a sudden, "She was shaking and she wasn't feeling good," Nicholas said.
Sarah was having a seizure, and the car was veering out of control. The car hit a guardrail, then drifted back out into traffic. Nicholas was buckled in the back seat. He was scared, but knew he had to do something. "I didn't want to crash one more time and go into the lake and die, and then I thought of steering the wheel.," Nicholas said.
He unbuckled himself, climbed up front, and grabbed the wheel. "I thought I was gonna get under arrested... cause I'm little and I turned the wheel and got into a car accident," Nicholas said.
Deputies say he steered their Lincoln Towncar into the guard rail. The car bounced back out and struck a truck going the opposite way. The truck rolled over and a refrigerator in the truck bed tumbled out and hit a third vehicle. "I got out and said, help, my mom is having a seizure," Nicholas said.
Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt. "It was like having a miniature husband," Sarah said. "He went into little man mode, it was amazing, the most amazing thing."
While most children consider their parents to be their heroes, for this proud mother, it's the other way around.
Sarah says there were several good Samaritans that helped. Although she doesn't know them, she wants them to know how incredibly grateful her family is.