Post Series win, Girardi comes to the rescue of crash victim
Win a World Series -- check. Rescue a woman in a car crash -- check.About 2 ½ hours after leading the Yankees to a World Series championship, Manager Joe Girardi came to the aid of a 27-year-old mother who lost control of her vehicle on a Westchester highway -- a shocker to both the victim and police.
“I had no idea who he was until later when someone told me, ‘that was Joe Girardi,” said a grateful Marie Henry, who heading to her Connecticut home when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a wall on the Cross County Parkway. Girardi, 45, told WFAN-AM radio that he was “really concerned” because the woman’s SUV was seriously damaged and she was having a tough time getting out. He said his wife called 911 and then he ran across three lanes of highway traffic to reach Henry, who was not seriously hurt. “He was jumping up and down, waving his arms to get our attention,” said police spokesman Kieran O’Leary. “He observed the crash … and stopped to see if she was OK.” Officer Kathleen Cristiano said seeing Girardi at the accident scene “was totally surreal.” "We can't forget to be human beings where we help others out," Girardi told WFAN. "I think that's the most important thing we can do in life." (With AP)
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