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January 19, 2015

New England Patriots player rescues driver from flipped car

Police said he pulled the woman out with one hand

New England Patriots Vince Wilfork
Car Accident Massachusetts State Police/Massachusetts State Police

Vince Wilfork rescues a woman from a flipped vehicle.

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is being credited with helping to rescue a motorist from a flipped car.

When Massachusetts State Police arrived at an accident at 12:45 a.m. Monday morning, they witnessed Wilfork beside the vehicle checking on the driver. Trooper Kenneth Proulx and Wilfork opened the door, and then Wilfork pulled 38-year-old Mary Ellen Brooks out with one hand.

Wilfork said it "wasn't a big deal," but it reminded him that Sunday's win over the Indianapolis Colts, while thrilling, isn't the single most important thing.

" I didn’t think about anything that was going on at my life at the time ... the only thing I thought about was seeing somebody in there and getting [her] to safety," he said. "There’s some things I [have done] that are more important, and that showed last night."

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