BERNE, N.Y. - A 6-year-old boy in upstate New York is being hailed as a hero for using his mother's cellphone to call 911 after her car crashed down a 150-foot embankment outside of Albany.
Authorities say Dolores Dober was driving on a road in the rural town of Berne Saturday afternoon when her car drifted into the other lane and she swerved to avoid a truck. Police say she overcompensated, causing the car to tumble down a 50-foot embankment and flip over onto its roof. According to WXXA, the car was totaled.
Dober told WXXA that she was trapped in the car and called for her son, Aaron Wright. The next thing she recalled was that her son was climbing out of the trunk and crawling to her window, saying he was going to kick it open. She told him to call her for help. The first grader told the station that the whole experience was like a "scary movie."
Acting Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple tells the Times Union of Albany that Dober's son grabbed her cellphone, climbed the embankment and dialed 911.
"In my line of work, you don't get a chance to send out a whole lot of positive news," Apple said. "He's a smart little fella."
Dober and Aaron were treated at Albany Medical Center Hospital and released.