Girardi Comes to Crash Victim’s Rescue on Way Home

Joe Girardi in CarEarly Thursday morning after leaving Yankee Stadium — following that game that I have zero interest in talking about — manager Joe Girardi got into his car, headed home to Westchester. He passed through a police DUI checkpoint — despite the copious amounts of champagne consumed in the clubhouse — and continued on his way. A few minutes later the police at the checkpoint received word of an accident up the road and immediately headed towards it.

They came upon a woman who had crashed her car into the wall and the Yankees manager who had stopped to try and help. “He was jumping up and down, trying to flag me down,” Westchester County police officer Kathleen Christiano said. “You don’t expect him standing by a car accident trying to help.”

With aid from Girardi, the woman was able to get out of her car before the police arrived and she declined going to the hospital. Girardi, whose car was actually on the other side of the highway waited until the police arrived and the woman was safe before telling them he “had to get going,” then ran back across the highway, got in his car and drove off.

The woman didn’t know who Girardi, dressed in a t-shirt and jeans was until after he had left and police told her. The police were even more impressed because crossing the highway in that area is extremely dangerous, “He could have gotten killed,” county Sgt. Thomas McGurn said.

I’m not a Girardi fan in any way, but it’s not often the winning manager of the World Series stops and helps a fellow traveler at 2:15 in the morning. Well done Joe.


1 Response to “Girardi Comes to Crash Victim’s Rescue on Way Home”

  1. November 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I think Joe Girardi is a really nice guy for coming to the aid of the woman involved in the car accident and going out of his way to do so. I am glad that there are people like him who without a moments hesitation is there to help. I once heard Nomar Garciapara had come to the rescue of a drowning woman. These are things that are nice to hear. Joe is a classy guy and he is a fine manager and a fine human being!

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