12-year-old girl steers car after grandfather dies

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By Karen Elizondo

After her grandfather died at the wheel, a 12-year-old New Jersey girl steered the truck to safety, FoxNews.com reported.

Miranda Bowman was riding in the passenger seat when her grandfather, Paul Parker, died suddenly from heart failure and she had to take the wheel, FoxNew.com reported.

Miranda was not injured in the accident, FoxNews.com reported.

Parker told Miranda that he was not feeling well before she heard his head hit the driver's side window. His foot pushed down on the accelerator and Miranda realized she had to stop the car, the Star Tribune reported.

As the car sped to 80 mph Miranda unbuckled and slid over to the driver's side. She saw a red light ahead and thought that she said "I can't hurt anybody else." She drove into a couple trees before the truck came to a stop, the Star Tribune reported.

A woman driving behind the swerving truck called 911, the Star Tribune reported.

The family is in shock. Parker was an active man, the Star Tribune reported.

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