Vince Wilfork Helps Driver Escape Overturned Vehicle

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterJanuary 19, 2015


Scarcely hours after his team defeated the Indianapolis Colts and secured the AFC championship, Vince Wilfork went to work saving a trapped motorist near Gillette Stadium.

WCVB 5 News in Boston reported that the New England Patriots defensive tackle helped pull a driver from an overturned vehicle on Route 1 in Foxborough on Sunday night.

Per WCVB 5's report, police arrived on the scene of the accident to find Wilfork next to the vehicle, attempting to communicate with the driver.

WCVB producer Scott Isaacs tweeted a picture of the accident. The driver, a 38-year-old named Mary Ellen Brooks, was stuck in the flipped vehicle until Wilfork applied his superhuman Thing-strength to the situation.

Scott Isaacs @ScottIsaacs

Vince Wilfork helped pull driver from this crash on Rt 1 in Foxboro after game. She's OK but charged w/OUI #wcvb http://t.co/HKLhKuufFb

With an officer holding open a door, Wilfork reportedly grabbed Brooks and lifted her from the vehicle with one hand. After asking officers if there was any more he could do, he left the scene—superheroes don’t stick around for recognition.

Brooks has been charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence. Reports have yet to indicate whether she was at the AFC Championship Game.

As for Wilfork, the vigilante of Foxborough told the media Monday that he tried to keep Brooks calm throughout the traumatic experience, via Phil Perry of CSNNE.com:

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Phil Perry @PhilAPerry

Wilfork said first thing he told car crash victim was, "Don't panic." "I was just trying to get her to safety." http://t.co/Aynb8nIad8

Wilfork isn't about the accolades. He's just a servant of the people, swooping in to help those in their hour of greatest need.

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