5-year-old crawls from car crash with broken leg to find help for his dad


LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A 5-year-old Kentucky boy is being credited for saving his father’s life in a car accident earlier this week.

Ayden Ison and his dad, Shane, were driving along Route 7 in Letcher County Tuesday when the Mustang they were in hydroplaned, blew a tire and went spinning out of control over an embankment.

“It just kept spinning and then it went down and it landed on its head, the car did,” Ayden said.

Ayden was in the backseat when the car landed just feet away from a stream.

“Then I got out of the back window that was busted. I climbed out,” he recalled.

Despite a broken leg, Ayden walked up the embankment and along the road to get help.

“He was climbing out the window in panic, and turned around and looked at his dad and said, ‘You’re getting out of this car one way or another Dad’, and he took off up the embankment,” said Ayden’s mother, Priscilla Brown.

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