A group of high school football players from Georgia is being praised for their quick thinking and heroic actions after saving the life of a woman involved in a car crash.
Members of the Rome High School football team — including Cesar Parker, Treyvon Adams, Antwiion Carey, Messiah Daniels, Tyson Brown and Alto Moore — arrived at school on Friday, Aug. 12, when they witnessed a serious collision between two cars that left a 50-year-old woman trapped inside.
According to mathematics teacher Luis Goya, smoke was pouring from the car with fluid spilling everywhere and the doors jammed, but the brave athletes immediately jumped in to rescue 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.”
Treyvon, 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.
The crash involved a small silver car that was hit after another car allegedly pulled out in front of it. The woman was transported to a local hospital suffering cuts and bruises but is expected to be okay, according to Fox News.
“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.