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NJ pre-teen saves her own life after driver dies

GasBuddy Blog -- A New Jersey girl relied on her own skills yesterday afternoon after her grandfather passed away from a heart attack, leading to a runaway vehicle in which the girl was a passenger.

12-year old Miranda Bowman had seen plenty of Law and Order episodes that featured similar predicaments, and knows of the danger of such vehicles from her father's EMT experience.

Her grandfather, Paul Parker, was driving her home Tuesday after the two fulfilled a goal to ride the go-karts together at a nearby business. On the way home, Paul told his granddaughter he felt as if he's never felt before, leading Miranda to become concerned. "I was scared because he would never say that. He was a tough cookie," she said.

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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 8:15:46 AM

It might be an old story but I never read it and great to see a teenager in action to save herself instead of setting there texting to a friend what should she do. Most cars you can turn the key off to least stop the engine and put the shift lever in low gear to slow down. Good think she didn't put it in park or she might of went thru the wind shield. Also its a good thing she didn't get anyone on 911 or they would still be asking her questions. I think 911 oprs. take more lives by thumbing through the book in front of them asking questions.
I like the email that circulates around. If you need a cop or ambulance fast, call 911, give them your address and tell them you just shot a burglar and hang up the phone. With in minutes the cops, ambulance, first responders and even a SWAT team might will show up. If reporting a heart attack a 911 opr will tell you lie the person flat on the floor. That's certain death! A person should be "setting up" until an ambulance arrives. I have known people that died of a heart attack "on the way to the hospital". Maybe the laying down caused it more and they need a lounge chair fitted in there to keep heart patients setting up.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 8:29:01 AM

another old story
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 8:28:41 AM

another old story
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 2:07:59 PM

Good for her, clever girl
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 5:51:48 AM

10-4
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:14:15 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 3:02:39 PM

Way to go girl!!!

You deserve Free driving lessons when you are old enough
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 9:56:37 AM

staying calm in a panic situation is important.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 6:17:46 AM

Old story
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:16:46 PM

Again ... old news!
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 8:51:10 AM

Nothing like getting some extra 'mileage' out of an article posted in July of last year.
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:19:26 AM

Great to read this.
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 9:24:31 AM

what a way to go.. and a great outcome too..
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 3:51:37 AM

God was watching over her
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God bless her...
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 12:58:05 PM

Quick thinking on her part
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 6:23:09 PM

great
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good stuff
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ok
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ok
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Interesting
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Glad she didn't crash.
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ok
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A quick thinker.
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smart kid
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Ok
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way to go
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Ok
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Good move.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 8:17:50 AM

good to keep cool in the face of trouble.
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good thinking
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great job. brave girl.
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ok
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A brave young woman.
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I heard about this yesterday. Amazing.
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Thank you Jesus!
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remarkable
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What a story!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 2:47:52 PM

Good kid. It's a good thing she knew what to do.
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PD taking stories from FoxNews again.
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Great kid!
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Sounds like this young lady has a lot of guts and has been well trained.
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great skills
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Great Story, Smart Girl.
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quick and the dead
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What an intelligent and composed young lady. Good job.
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Sharp thinking.
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Smart young lady.
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This article was posted yesterday.
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A bittersweet story but what does this have to do with fuel prices?
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Impressive
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