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Vince Wilfork: Patriots Player Pulls Woman From Car After Scary Crash

Mon, January 19, 2015 6:13pm EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment
Courtesy of Massachusetts State Police/Twitter

Vince Wilfork is a hero! The New England Patriots defensive tackle helped save the victim of a terrifying rollover car accident, shortly after helping his team win the game that put them in the Super Bowl on Jan. 18.

When police responded to reports of a car accident near Foxborough, Massachusetts during the early morning hours of Jan. 19, they surprisingly found New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork trying to rescue the victim escape her car after it rolled over near Gillette Stadium, a new report claims.

Vince Wilfork: New England Patriots Player Rescues Woman From Car Crash

Mary Ellen Brooks, 38, was reportedly fighting for her life, according to FOX News, when Vince spotted the car accident on his way home. Unfortunately, she was trapped inside her Jeep Wrangler after it rolled over on the highway.

When police arrived on the scene, a trooper allegedly held the Jeep door open while Vince reached in and lifted her out, the site also claims.

“It was something we saw and we knew she needed help, so we helped,” Vince said after the rescue, according to a WCVB report. “The good thing is that we got her to safety.”

“The first thing I told her was ‘don’t panic.’  My job was to help the person in the car,” he said.

When the victim was safely removed from the vehicle, Vince left the scene.

Hours before Vince came upon the car accident, he helped his team win the game that put them in the Super Bowl. Clearly, he’s a hero on and off the field!

Mary Ellen Brooks may have been saved, but her troubles didn’t end when she was pulled out of her jeep. Following the rescue, she was reportedly arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

How scary. We hope Mary Ellen Brooks recovers quickly. We’re also glad that no one else was injured during this horrific car accident.

— Chris Rogers