London, May 26 : English songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Noel Gallagher was called a hero after he jumped in front of a driverless car.
The Oasis frontman was out on his walk when the out-of-control car came careening towards him and a row of houses, and without hesitating he jumped in front of the car and battling it to a stop before it smashed into the houses.
"Noel lives in the area and must have been taking a walk in the weekend sunshine when the car buzzed by. It was flying down the road with no-one inside and heading straight for some houses," the Daily Star quoted a pedestrian in Marylebone, central London, as saying.
"He jumped out in front of the car and pushed at it with all his might," the pedestrian said.
The car's owner was visiting a friend in a nearby house and forgot to apply his handbrake, and when the driver came outside, the car was not to be found until 40-year-old Gallagher pointed it out to him.
"The owner looked very embarrassed, but Noel took it all in good humour," a source added.