Girardi stops to aid motorist after bagging Series

BY foxsports • November 9, 2009

Yankees manager Joe Girardi capped off a victorious evening by helping a car crash victim in suburban New York. Police said Girardi pulled over to help after a woman lost control on a Westchester County parkway and crashed into a wall around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. That was just hours after Girardi's team claimed a World Series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Girardi told WFAN-AM that he was "really concerned" because of damage to her car. He said he had his wife call 911, then approached the mangled vehicle. The woman had only cuts and Girardi talked to her until the police arrived minutes later. "She had no idea who I was," Girardi said. "I think the important thing is, you know, obviously there's a lot of joy in what we do, but we can't forget to be human beings where we help others out. I think that's the most important thing we can do in life." Officer Kathleen Cristiano says that seeing Girardi at the accident scene later "was totally surreal."