That’s What Friends Are For

Rockland High School football player John Gerry is very lucky. Last Friday night after what was their usual pre-game dinner John and another player, Brandon Knight, left early. Since John was weighted down with a backpack and other paraphernalia Brandon offered him a ride to his truck which was across the parking lot. Fine, except John decided to ride on the hood of the vehicle. John slid off the hood and was run up on by one tire of Brandon's vehicle before Brandon could stop. One front tire was on John and one was in the air so Brandon couldn't back up off of his friend. So he ran for help. While 911 was called 6 team members and 2 of the parents attending the dinner ran out and lifted the truck up off of John and held it up on 2 wheels till the squad arrived, 20 minutes later. With no broken bones, John is expected to make a full recovery.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Oct 23, 2010

they held a vehicle up on 2 wheels for 20 minutes! that's pretty impressive doncha think?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/23/10 at 12:34 AM
Jock = bone-head : do we need more proof?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/23/10 at 04:10 AM
Real jocks wouldn't be holding it up with their hands 😛
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 10/23/10 at 02:38 PM
pass out the viagra, we gotta save this boy's life!!!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/23/10 at 02:40 PM
The picture is after emergency services were there. The story clearly states the teammates held the truck up on the passenger side tires. Of course, once it was there, the tires, wheels, axles and frame would be taking all the weight, and it would only need balanced, but that's in a lab. There's the wind factor, and people yelling, distractions like that. Now there's folks on the blog calling for discipline for these dumb jocks doing this on school property in the first place. Bet the insurance companies will have their say. I call lawsuit! 🧛
Posted by done on 10/25/10 at 11:43 PM
i think the boys involved in the initial accident learned their lessons.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/25/10 at 11:55 PM
One would hope so, but then there's the medical bills. :gulp:
Posted by done on 10/26/10 at 12:02 AM
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