Vince Wilfork didn’t have to do much to help the Patriots demolish the Colts on Sunday, so he made time to lend a helping hand after the game instead. The New England Patriots nose tackle pulled a trapped woman out of her car early Monday after it had flipped over, trapping the driver inside.
The accident occurred on Route 1 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Driver Mary Ellen Brooks, 38, of Hanson, Massachusetts, who was later charged by police with driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, was unable to get out of her Jeep Wrangler, which was lying on its side. Enter the 325-pound Wilfork, who arrived on the scene before the authorities and was speaking with Brooks when police came.
Wilfork used just one hand to lift the driver out of this overturned vehicle. He was assisting before police arrived. pic.twitter.com/OYDQl2ffMT
â€” Breaking News Feed (@PzFeed) January 19, 2015
Shortly thereafter, after one state trooper had opened the car's side door, Wilfork pulled the woman out of her car with just one hand. Then the three-time Super Bowl champion got back in his own car and drove off.
The veteran Pats lineman has a long history of pitching in and helping in and around the Foxborough area. His nonprofit, the Vince Wilfork Foundation, has been helping families in the New England area for the past 10 years.
Sunday evening, Wilfork and the Patriots shellacked the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. The Patriots are under investigation amid claims the team illegally deflated the footballs that were used during the game.
The team will play against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1. It will be the sixth Super Bowl in which Wilfork has appeared.