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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, South Carolina (WXII) – A 5-year-old North Carolina boy says his superhero nickname would be “Caleb Batman” after he helped his mother when she had a seizure while driving.
The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in Rockingham County. Sandra Taylor was driving down when she began having trouble, and her son noticed.
“I was taking a nap and I just woke up, and then I saw her not driving,” he recalls.
He then unbuckled his seat belt, crawled into the front seat, steered the car to the side of the road and shut it off.
“It’s just a miracle of the Lord that he was there at the right place at the right time to give him the strength and the courage to know what to do,” said Caleb’s dad, Robert Taylor.
An early driver’s education lesson from the father paid off, as it turned out.
“I’ve always told him if a car runs away, turn the ignition off,” Taylor said. “If something happens, turn the wheel, turn the ignition off. He knows how to start a car and hold a steering wheel, ride a lawn mower, you know, go carts.”
The little boy is now dealing with praise and fame for helping his mom. Berzinski asked him to pick a super hero name for himself, and he chose Caleb Batman.
Sandra Taylor, 40, is recovering at home.