Mississippi State Basketball Team Helps Woman Whose Car Flipped on Highway

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 7, 2017
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Scary moment as a car flipped in front of our bus en route to LSU. Glad we were able to help this lady get out of her car. #HailState https://t.co/YanATdwrJe

On Friday, head coach Ben Howland and the Mississippi State basketball team helped a woman, Carolyn Ashley, whose car flipped on a highway.

The team, which was traveling to Baton Rouge for a matchup against LSU, saw the woman's SUV slide before it slipped off the road.

"She just spun out and went flying off the road," Howland told ESPN.com's Myron Medcalf. "There were multiple tumbles and turns."

Bulldogs players got off the bus to help, but fearing another accident, Howland told them to stay put and worked to free Ashley from the car along with director of operations Michael Moynihan and strength coach David Deets.

Once they got Ashley out, team trainer Ryan Dotson examined her and determined Ashley escaped without major injuries. Players and staffers then helped her onto the bus, where she waited for medical personnel before the team continued its journey.

"It's really a blessing she walked away from that," Howland said. "The car was totaled. I'm really thankful we weren't seeing something that was more of a disaster. Wearing her seatbelt saved her life."

[h/t ESPN.com]


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