A heroic group of Georgia high school football players sprung into action last week to save a 50-year-old woman who had just gotten into a serious car wreck.
Cesar Parker, Treyvon Adams, Antwiion Carey, Messiah Daniels, Tyson Brown, and Alto Moore—all football players at Rome High School—were just arriving at school that Friday (August 12) morning when they witnessed the brutal collision.
The car’s engine was spewing smoke and fluid was leaking onto the intersection. The woman was trapped inside the car because the door was jammed and would not open.
“We all knew we had to get her out before something worse would happen,” Treyvon Adams told Fox 5 Atlanta.
Math teacher Luis Goya also witnessed the car accident and dialed 911 as the athletes jumped into action to go help the woman to safety.
“They literally started using their strength to pry the door open, so the lady could be released. After a few seconds of pulling and pushing the door, the boys ended up opening it and helped her get out of the car. She was shaking and still in panic, but our RHS boys gave her comfort and were able to help her,” Goya explained on Facebook.
“The Rome High School football players really showed up today. They went above and beyond to help this lady without hesitation,” he said.
“When I saw the video I was like, oh my gosh, these kids really did run right into danger and have a sensational event where they helped a lady out of a car that could have caught fire,” said Coach John Reid.
“Are they heroes? I bet they are to that woman and her family, to us, we’re just really proud of them,” Reid added.
According to authorities, the woman was taken to a nearby hospital. She needed x-rays due to her wounds and bruises, but she is expected to fully recover.
The collision and the rescue were both captured on camera by school surveillance systems.
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