Australian kid rescues mum using Nintendo DS after kangaroo crash nightmare

Admittedly this story is only loosely video game related, but I wasn't about to pass on the chance of writing a headline that contained the words 'kangaroo crash nightmare'. This is what happened:

Seven year old Australian Christopher Miszkowiec put his Nintendo DS Lite to good use when the car he and his family were travelling in hit a kangaroo and rolled three times. It was the middle of the night, so Christopher used the light from his DS to help him see in the dark. His mum was unconscious in the vehicle and, assisted by the handheld's luminance, Christopher was able to free her from her seat.

Above: This is Roger. He is from Tekken. Besides being a kangaroo, he has nothing to do with this story

For his bravery, Christopher received an Ambulance Victoria Community Hero award. Christopher's mum promptly changed her tune about her son's love for his Nintendo machine:

"It used to annoy me because every morning he'd wake me up and go 'Mum, can we play the DS? Can we play the DS?'," she told "I'd never dream of taking anything away from him now. He deserves everything he gets." I suspect she may very well revise that carefree attitude when she sees the launch price of the 3DS.

There's no news yet on the well-being of the crashed into kangaroo.

Oct 26, 2010




  • reaperman22 - October 27, 2010 11:46 a.m.

    ok at first i thought it was a strange headline but seriously, people hit roos like everyday here, they are bloody everywhere and pretty hard to spot at night until they are on the road... but if i was the kid i would totally milk the situation for games
  • Robusken - October 27, 2010 1:40 a.m.

    Haha DS saves mothers life. I never really thought impact with a kangaroo would cause so much damage to a car.
  • Darth_Griffin - October 27, 2010 12:50 a.m.

    this made my day. OMG I laughed so hard. and yea, "Kangaroo Crash Nightmare" SHOULD be a video game. srsly.
  • nightmare17 - October 26, 2010 8:38 p.m.

    LOL. this reminds me of something I seen on the news the other week. Some WoW players(LOL go figure) were arguing over the stupid game and one of them ended up tracking down the other (jay and silent bob style) and beat the crap out of him. WoW players never cease to amuse me.
  • batmanboy11 - October 26, 2010 8:20 p.m.

  • Tranquilbez34 - October 26, 2010 7:56 p.m.

    LOL lucky kid!
  • loonyman978 - October 26, 2010 6:52 p.m.

    awesome, just awesome. Seriously funny stuff
  • Strangleme - October 26, 2010 6:24 p.m.

    @CancerMan Wow!! I would love to play Kangeroo Crash Nightmare!!!
  • Clovin64 - October 26, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    Suck on this Jack Thompson!
  • dragonofvn - October 26, 2010 5:05 p.m.

    I just love Gamesradar. This is where bias, bore-to-the-bone news can become hilarious.
  • CancerMan - October 26, 2010 4:44 p.m.

    Kangaroo Crash Nightmare should be a game.
  • db1331 - October 26, 2010 3:38 p.m.

    Maybe if whoever was driving had been using the kid's DS to play that game that is supposed to boost your hand-eye coordination and reaction time, they would have been able to swerve around that roo in time.
  • gunslingerbil - October 26, 2010 3:23 p.m.

    my PSP helped me pee a zillion times :D
  • Fusionmix - October 26, 2010 3:06 p.m.

    I lol'd.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - October 26, 2010 2:54 p.m.

  • IsaacFenix - October 26, 2010 2:45 p.m.

    If that car had hit Roger, you'd be writing about how a woman and child fled the scene after an angry kangaroo wearing boxing gloves thrashed their car.
  • oneshotfinch - October 26, 2010 2:30 p.m.

    "luminance" I love that word
  • ricono - October 26, 2010 2:23 p.m.

    this story is hillarious im so glad you guys wrote about

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