When it comes to people needing rescue, we often rely on people like police and fire fighters to do the job. Occasionally, the average person comes to the rescue of another average citizen. However, when you can claim that you were rescued by a pro athlete or a celebrity, then you’ve got a special story to tell.
When a woman was trapped in a car after an accident, Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming did not hesitate to help. He kicked out the window, which then enabled the woman to escape a car that was filling with smoke.
As he was heading home from practice on Thursday, Fleming witnessed an accident that occurred when a vehicle ahead slowed down to make a turn. There were three vehicles involved in the accident. Fleming decided to pull over and see if there was any assistance he could render to those involved.
When he saw the woman unable to open her doors or windows, and the car filling with smoke, the 6’2” 250lb athlete did what he had to do. He kicked the woman’s window several times to break it. Fleming suffered a cut that required 22 stitches to close the gash as a result of his heroic efforts.
Once he had pulled the woman to safety, she thanked him. He told her she was welcome and then noticed his leg. He left shortly thereafter to have his injury attended to. At first, he was worried that his coach would be upset due to the injury. However, his coach thought that the story he told was cool. His teammates forced him to give a “hero” speech once news got around the locker room.
This isn’t the first time a Patriots athlete has rescued someone from a vehicular accident. Last year after the playoffs, defensive lineman Vince Willfork pulled a woman from a car that had flipped over.
Despite the injury, Fleming was able to play in this past Saturday’s game, securing a 27-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He filled in for injured players Jamie Collins and Jerod Mayo.
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the offices of John Foy & Associates. The “Strong Arm” attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.