Patriots player rescues woman from crash hours after AFC Championship win


(Credit: Massachusetts State Police)

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Just hours after winning the AFC Championship game on Sunday, a Patriots player came to the rescue of a woman who had just been in a rollover accident.

Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to reports of a vehicle rollover on Route 1 in Foxborough.

When troopers arrived, to their surprise, New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was beside the vehicle checking on the driver.

The driver, 38-year-old Mary Brooks, was unable to get out of her vehicle.

While a trooper held the driver-side door open, Wilfork reached in and helped lift Brooks out of the vehicle with one hand.

Wilfork left the scene after he ensured troopers did not need any further assistance.

Brooks was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

“I don’t want anything from it,” Wilfork told NESN in the Patriots’ locker room on Monday. “If I saw that a million times, I’d do it a million times, no matter what the situation might be. Luckily my wife and I were able to actually help and be there when it happened and get her to safety.”

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