Last week, the New England Patriots’ Linebacker, Darius Fleming helped a trapped woman out of her car that was smoking inside after an accident.
Fleming said that he was leaving practice and when another vehicle had slowed down to make a turn, but instead caused a three-car collision. The linebacker said that he was the fourth car on that road that day and although he wasn’t involved in the accident himself, he was there at the right time to render aid.
Fleming said that he saw that a lady needed help and being 6 foot 2, 250, it didn’t take much for him to kick in the passenger window to help the woman climb out of her car.
He said, “My adrenaline was going up and I wasn’t thinking much about it. I was just thinking about whether she was safe. Once I got her out of the car, she said ‘Thank you,’ I said, ‘You’re welcome,’ and I saw my leg and I got out of there.”
He said that the woman’s car was filling with smoke when he decided that the car wouldn’t open normally so he had to kick it in.
Unfortunately, after he kicked in the window Fleming cut his right leg on the windows glass while assisting the woman out of the car.
Fleming said, “The first concern was, like, ‘Man, Bill’s gong to be pissed about my leg,'” in regards to what Coach Belichick would handle the news about Fleming cutting his leg and receiving 22 stitches on it too.
Fleming said, “I explained the story to him and he said, ‘That was pretty cool. I’m glad you were able to help her.'”
Fleming was even worried that he wouldn’t be able to play in the Playoff game against the KC Chiefs, but was able to play with no issues.
They said that the Patriots rescuing people in distress from vehicles wasn’t uncommon… last year their former player, Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork pulled a woman from her car after her car had flipped on it’s side.
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