Colchester boy steers mum to safety


10 December 2018

By Elizabeth Bradshaw

Ben Hedger an eight-year-old boy steered his car to safety whilst travelling at 60 mph when his mother suffered a seizure on the A120 Colchester in Essex just off the A12. When she initially blacked out in rush-hour traffic the vehicle hit the central reservation, this point Ben had the presence of mind to put on the hazard lights and steered the vehicle to the hard shoulder. He then tried to use her mobile to call the emergency services before another driver stepped in to help and assist. His mother, Miss Smith, had never suffered such a seizure previously and had no recollection of events whatsoever.

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