10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A scene from Mario Kart 8.

(Credit: Nintendo)

A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother’s life after she passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle going 60 miles per hour. Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally.

Denver NBC affiliate KUSA has the report on how young Gryffin Sanders became a hero in the throes of chaos. Last Friday, everything seemed normal for the boy and his family until their vehicle crossed the center lane and beelined straight into oncoming traffic. The car also contained his 4-year-old brother.

“My first thought was actually, is this a test or what?” Sanders said. “My heart was thumping.”

Related stories

The situation… [Read more]

Related Links:
Super Mario re-created in snack food on Vine
Portable gaming revisited: The 3DS and Vita matter, but for different reasons
Family Truckster carries real Griswolds on a new vacation
Jet engine-powered shopping cart hits 44 mph
Life-size Mario seeks a new home


Crave: gorgeous gadgets and other crushworthy stuff. – CNET