Schoolboy, 14, saves girl, four

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A SCHOOLBOY has been praised after he rescued a young girl trapped in a runaway car rolling towards a busy South Yorkshire road.

Seamus Buckley, aged 14, spotting the four-year-old banging on the window in the back of the driverless vehicle in Dalton, Rotherham.

He pulled her from the car, then pulled on the handbrake, just before the vehicle reached the road.

The girl’s mum had dashed into a pharmacy.

Seamus said: “I tried to stop the car with my hands at first but couldn’t.

“So I opened the door and told her to undo her seatbelt.

“Then I carried her to the kerb, ran back and got in the car to put the handbrake on.

“I think it’s something anyone would have done.”

Dalton Youth Centre leader Shaz Maxwell said: “It was his quick thinking that saved the young girl. It’s a blind bend and it would have been hit by something coming round the corner.”