LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An Ocean County, New Jersey boy won gratitude from his mother and praise from police this week, after he had the presence of mind to call 911 when his mother passed out at the wheel of her car.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, Brandon Timoney is just 7 years old, but he stepped up to the plate.
“I just pressed, dialed 911 and then it just rings,” he said.
He came to his mom’s rescue in her moment of need.
“I don’t really remember much,” said Marilyn Timoney. “I just said to him – I parked the car; actually I think God parked my car.”
Marilyn Timoney was driving Brandon to a playdate at a park when she pulled over and passed out – in a reaction to new medication.
“She started to drool a little, and then her eyes rolled all the way back and then she closed them,” Brandon said.
Brandon was secured in the back in the booster seat. He unbuckled, climbed into the front seat and started looking for mom’s phone.
“Thank God I taught him to dial 911,” Marilyn Timoney said.
Recordings of Brandon talking to a 911 dispatcher were released.
911 Operator: “911, where is your emergency?”
Brandon: “Can you come by Gille Park? My mom’s passing out!”
911 Operator: “OK, how old is your mom, honey?”
Brandon: “I don’t know how old she is.”
911 Operator: “OK, how old are you?”
Brandon kept his cool as he helped the dispatcher determine they were near Mill Pond school in Lacey Township.
911 Operator: “Brandon, I need to know, what do you see around you, honey?”
Brandon: “A school and another school.”
“I was unconscious and he just did it all,” Marilyn Timoney said.
For his actions, Brandon was honored by Lacey Township with an award. But he told his mother he does not feel like a superhero.
“He said he just wants to be Brandon,” Marilyn Timoney said.