A 5-year-old boy turned into an action hero this week, saving his pop’s life when the car they were in plummeted down a 20-foot embankment in Kentucky, according to a report.
Ayden Ison and his dad Shane were cruising in a Mustang along Route 7 in Whitesburg on Tuesday when suddenly a tire blew out, plunging the car over the edge, landing just feet away from a stream.
“It just kept spinning and then it went down and it landed on its head, the car did,” Ayden, who suffered a broken leg in the crash, told NBC4i.
Quick-thinking Ayden — who was in the back seat — decided to go get help despite his injury, when he realized his dad was pinned under the wreckage.
“I got out of the back window that was busted. I climbed out,” the boy recalled.
The boy’s mother, Priscilla Brown, said, “He was climbing out the window in panic, and turned around and looked at his dad and said, ‘You’re getting out of this car one way or another, Dad,’ and he took off up the embankment.”
Ayden hobbled up the embankment to the road where he was able to flag down two Good Samaritans who helped pull Shane from the car wreck before an ambulance arrived.
“He was stuck and the men had to pull him out,” Ayden told the news outlet.
Shane, who suffered broken ribs and an injured leg, was recovering in an area hospital, the news channel reported.
Brown was stunned by Ayden’s heroics.
“For him to be so brave … I could have never imagined he would know what to do in a crisis,” the proud mother said.