WOW! The daughter of Eric Roman took the wheel of their car after her father allegedly overdosed on opioids and had fully planned to just drive them home, the only thing she was worried about was getting grounded.
She told EMTs that her dad had passed out while she was in the back seat, when she saw what had happened she jumped to the front seat to keep the car from crashing.
“She wasn’t scared at all. She was so great,” Garcia said. “All she was worried about was getting grounded for driving without permission.” we’ll work on finding out what happened to her father.
A seven-year-old came to her father’s rescue Thursday evening by steering the car to safety after he passed out behind the wheel from an opioid overdose, police said.
Eric Roman, 37, reportedly fell unconscious behind the wheel of his Lexus due to an alleged opioid overdose in Brooklyn around 5 p.m. when his quick-thinking daughter jumped behind the wheel, the New York Daily Newsreported.
Two FDNY emergency medical technicians spotted the child sitting on her unconscious father’s lap. She was behind the wheel, steering the car toward the Belt Parkway from Ocean Avenue.
“We turned with the car and saw this little girl behind the wheel,” said EMT and mother of three Arlene Garcia. “I’m a mom, so I was freaking out. I started yelling at her to pull over and stop the car.”
“There’s no way her feet could reach the pedals. We were turning with her, telling her to pull over, waving our arms wildly at her, but she wasn’t pulling over,” she added.
The EMTs, who just finished delivering a patient to a nearby hospital, drove the ambulance in front of the slow-moving Lexus so it would stop the car, the Daily Mailreported.