A group of Georgia high school football players is being lauded for their quick thinking and heroic actions after saving the lives of a woman in a car accident.
Cesar Parker, Treyvon Adams, Antwiion Carey, Messiah Daniels, Tyson Brown, and Alto Moore of the Rome High School football team arrived at school last Friday after witnessing a serious collision between two cars that trapped a 50-year-old woman inside.
According to mathematics teacher Luis Goya, smoke was pouring from the car, fluid was spilling everywhere, and the doors were jammed, but the brave athletes jumped in to save her.
“They literally started using their strength to pry the door open, so the lady could be released,” Goya wrote in a Facebook post. “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,” the teacher continued. “The Rome High School football players really showed up today. They went above and beyond to help this lady without hesitation.”
Adams, 16, told USA Today he was driving four of the boys to school when they saw the crash.
“It was right in front of me. I turned off the car and jumped out and said, ‘Hey look, let’s go help her,’” he said on Monday. “The woman was leaning over into the passenger seat begging for help. She had blood on her face and was screaming.”
The students then sprung into action — with the crash and incredible rescue caught on the school’s video cameras.
“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,” coach John Reid told Fox 5 Atlanta.
A small silver car was hit after another vehicle allegedly pulled out in front of it. According to Fox News, the woman was taken to a local hospital with cuts and bruises but is expected to be fine.
“Are they heroes? I bet they are to that woman and her family; to us, we’re just really proud of them,” Reid told the network.
Hundreds of people in the community took to social media to thank the boys and praise them for their quick thinking.
“Thank you, young men, for being examples our community can be proud of,” Goya said.