Video games can teach us a lot of things. Sometimes the things that are taught aren’t necessarily the good things, and sometimes it can teach us things that we never thought we could actually use in real life. Such is the case in Ireland where an 11-year old boy managed the save the life of his grandfather, which he attributes to playing Grand Theft Auto.
We guess 11-year olds should not be playing the game, but in the case it was a good thing that he did. According to Charley Cullen, the 11-year old in question, “My papa was picking me up from Rathkenny Hall – we were about 500 yards away from Slane Castle and the car pulled into the ditch. I thought it was an April Fool’s joke because it was on April Fool’s day. But when my granddad dropped his head and took his hands off the wheel I knew it was no joke then. I grabbed the wheel and pulled it back out onto the road.”
However despite Cullen taking control of the wheel, his grandfather still had his foot on the accelerator which meant that the car was actually speeding up, rather than slowing down. Thankfully the boy managed to keep his cool and steered the car into the gates of a building, which led to the car coming to a stop. After which he managed to wake up his grandfather and helped him home by carrying him some 50 yards back to his house.
Both the grandfather and the grandson suffered from some injuries, with Cullen walking away with a fractured skull. The grandfather doesn’t know why he blacked out and has since stated that it was a miracle that both of them managed to walk away alive.