Students from a Georgia high school are being lauded for their quick thinking and bravery that saved the life of a woman involved in a car crash.

Rome High School (RHS) football players Cesar Parker, Treyvon Adams, Antwiion Carey, Messiah Daniels, Tyson Brown, and Alto Moore saw a terrible collision between two automobiles on Aug. 12 that left a 50-year-old woman trapped, the New York Post reported. They had just reached the school premises when the collision happened.

Luis Goya, a math instructor at the school, reported hearing a loud explosion just before 8 a.m. when he was standing outside and watching the students come in. As he hurried to the nearby intersection, Goya dialed 911.

"There was smoke coming up from the hood. There was fluid on the ground," Goya said. "I told the dispatcher, 'We need to hurry!'"

Goya said that the car's doors were jammed, it was spewing smoke, and there was liquid all over it. This is when the courageous athletes leaped in to save the woman stuck inside.

"They literally started using their strength to pry the door open, so the lady could be released. After a few seconds of pulling and pushing the door, the boys ended up opening it and helping her get out of the car," Goya wrote in a Facebook post. "She was shaking and still in a panic, but our RHS boys gave her comfort and were able to help her."

16-year-old Treyvon was driving his teammates to school when they witnessed the wreck. "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. "The woman was leaning over into the passenger seat begging for help. She had blood on her face and was screaming."

All the boys were aged between 14 to 17.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of her scratches and bruises, authorities confirmed.

According to Rome Police Department Assistant Chief Debbie Burnett, the Friday crash and rescue involved a small silver car that veered and struck a white SUV to avoid hitting another car being driven by a teen, USA Today reported.

The culpable driver, who was not physically involved in the collision but caused it, was a 16-year-old boy, cops said.

Coach John Reid said that the school was proud of the players and their heroism. "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,'" Reid said, according to Bellingham Herald.

One of the students, Tyson Brown, told the outlet "we weren't worried about ourselves, we were worried about the lady." In the past, Tyson said, he has considered becoming a firefighter after graduation. "I'm not very good with blood but I'm a helpful person," he added.

Goya's post on Facebook about the heroic act has garnered several comments and words of praise.

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