Mississippi State men’s basketball helped a woman after her SUV flipped in front of the team bus on the highway.
Snow has hit the Southeast this weekend, making traveling conditions pretty treacherous throughout the region. Rather than flying to its game against LSU, Mississippi State basketball has to take the bus due to a deicing issue at the local airport. During the trip, an SUV in front of the bus skidded across the highway and flipped over.
Head coach Ben Howland and the team got off the bus to assist the driver, Carolyn Ashley.
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Howland recounted a pretty scary scene to ESPN’s Myron Medcalf.
“She just spun out and went flying off the road,” Howland told ESPN. “There were multiple tumbles and turns.”
Howland said he left the bus and ran toward the car with Michael Moynihan, the team’s director of operations, and David Deets, the team’s strength coach.
Ashley was initially unresponsive but soon woke up after Deets pounded on her door. Then she began to scream, “Get me out of here!”
Howland said he eventually opened a back door on the driver’s side of the car, and Deets and Moynihan pulled Ashley from her SUV. Ryan Dotson, the team’s trainer, examined Ashley, who appeared to be disoriented and complained of a sore neck and knee, but had no significant injuries.
Howland says he left a message for Ashley at the hospital, but she is still resting. She is okay, though, and does not have any major injuries.
Stay safe out there everyone. Conditions all over the Eastern United States are pretty rough out there.