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10-Year-Old Credited With Saving Family After Mom Goes Into Diabetic Shock

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Kali Collins (center) (credit: CBS)

Kali Collins (center) (credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A 10-year-old girl is being credited for saving her mother and her sisters from what could have been a horrible car accident.

The little girl’s mother went into diabetic shock while she was driving. Her three young daughters were in the car with her. The woman started getting sick, dizzy and confused, but she continued driving. At one point she ran over something and they blew a tire. Her daughter, Kali, called her father and then 911.

Kali stayed on the phone with emergency dispatchers until police were able to find them. She finally told dispatchers about a large, Bridgestone Tire sign and they knew where that was.

“My mom goes to McDonalds to get us some ice cream and some food and that’s the part where she starts to get low kind of, so then we drive and the car gets out of control and she gets out of control and she starts driving on the wrong side of the road and going backwards,” Kali Collins said.

“I’m very proud of my daughters, all of my daughters. I’m proud of her as you can imagine as a father. My whole life is in that car,” father Kevin Collins said.

Kali’s mother is doing alright. She has had similar episodes with her diabetes before but never while she was driving. She is a Type 2 diabetic and insulin dependent.

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