New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has had an amazing comeback season, following a 2013 campaign that was shortened due to a torn Achilles. Wilfork has always been a great off-the-field role model for the Patriots, but what he did following yesterday’s AFC Championship victory may have been on of his most remarkable feats. From the Massachusetts State Police website:
At 12:45 a.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to reports of a vehicle rolled over on Route 1 in the town of Foxboro. Troopers arrived to find a 2015 Jeep Wrangler rolled onto its side. To their surprise, New England Patriots Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork was beside the vehicle checking on the operator. The operator of the vehicle, 38-year-old MARY ELLEN BROOKS of Hanson, was unable to get out of the vehicle. Trooper Kenneth Proulx stated that he held the drivers door of the vehicle open, and Vince Wilfork reached in and helped lift the operator out of the vehicle with one hand.
Mr. Wilfork departed after ensuring the troopers didn’t need any further assistance. Foxboro Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene to check on BROOKS. She was subsequently placed under arrest by Trooper Michael Lokitis, and was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Pretty amazing. Mass State Police also provided this image of the accident.
You go Vince!