Rome football players jump into action to save woman involved in car wreck

ROME, Ga. — Several Rome football players are getting praise off the field after they jumped into action to save a woman who was involved in a wreck in front of the school.

The wreck happened Friday morning in front of Rome High School.

Teacher Luis Goya witnessed the incident. He said he heard a loud noise at an intersection in front of the school and saw the two cars involved.

“There was a 50-year-old lady trapped in her car and couldn’t get out. Smoke started to come out of the car, and fluid started to spill everywhere in the intersection. The door was jammed and in terrible shape,” Goya said in a Facebook post shared by the Rome City School District.

He said that while he was on the phone with 911, he saw several of the school’s football players jump into action.

“The football players … ran to the car and started helping the lady. 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 helped her get out of the car,” Goya said.


Goya said the woman was still shaking from the wreck and the boys helped comfort her.

“The Rome High School football players really showed up today. They went above and beyond to help this lady without hesitation,” Goya said.

“Thank you, young men, for being examples our community can be proud of,” the district said.