Young boy drives pickup to save father

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

An 11-year-old boy kept his cool so he could drive a pickup and call for someone to help his injured father in a south-central Nebraska pasture. 

Officials say that 51-year-old Kendall Smith was driving an ATV on Wednesday while tending cattle in the Frontier County pasture. His son, Ty, was in a pickup nearby. Smith's wife and Ty's mother, Michelle, says that Kendall crashed in a ravine and suffered a broken leg.

He texted Ty, who drove down to talk to his dad, then drove back up to higher ground so he could use his cell phone to call for help.

Elwood Rescue paramedics responded, and Kendall Smith was taken to a hospital. Michelle Smith says she and her husband consider their son a hero.


Information from: KRVN- AM