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8-year-old girl calls 911 after uncle becomes unresponsive behind the wheel

Paramedics administrated Narcan

MADISON, Wis. - Madison firefighters say an 8-year-old girl called 911 Monday night after her uncle became unresponsive behind the wheel.

The car was headed westbound on the Interstate near the Beltline, according to Cynthia Schuster, a spokesperson for the Madison Fire Department.

The little girl called 911 after her uncle swiped a guardrail and came to a stop on an off-ramp.

The girl told dispatchers her uncle was not moving. When first responders arrived on the scene, they found the driver outside the vehicle standing with Wisconsin State Patrol troopers.

The man was alert but not answering questions appropriately, Schuster said. Paramedics said shortly after he was helped into an ambulance, he became unresponsive.

The man became responsive after paramedics administered Narcan, Schuster said.

The girl was not injured in the crash.

Paramedics assessed the driver, who also denied any injuries, and even denied being in a crash, Schuster said.

Both were taken to the hospital, where the 8-year-old was placed in the care of her mother.

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