Patriots’ Vince Wilfork Helps Free a Woman From Car Crash After AFC Championship (Pic)
Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork helped the New England Patriots reach yet another Super Bowl—their sixth in the past 14 years, and their first since 2011. But even after leaving Gillette Stadium following a 45-7 trouncing of the Indianapolis Colts, Wilfork’s work was not done. During his ride home, he came across a rolled Jeep Wrangler on Route 1 and stopped to help free the woman inside.
According to reports, Wilfork arrived on the scene at approximately 12:45 am Monday morning when he noticed 38-year-old Mary Ellen Brooks trapped in her jeep, which was on its side. With the help of trooper Kenneth Proulx, who held the door open during the rescue, Wilfork was able to reach in and lift the woman out with one hand.
Wilfork remained at the site of the accident until his services were no longer needed. As for Brooks, she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle—probably because she spent the night celebrating the victory Wilfork and his Pats had earned earlier in the evening.
Here’s a photo of the woman’s overturned car, via the Twitter account of NBC’s Tom Winter:
Wilfork used just one hand to lift the driver out of this overturned vehicle. He was assisting before police arrived. pic.twitter.com/50eyZU3EPe
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) January 19, 2015
Hat Tip – [ESPN]