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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Alan Iverson, Good Samaritan

There is nice story in the Colorado press about how Iverson helped two women who were in a car crash in Virginia. He not only helped them at the scene but also checked in on them at the hospital. And he never reported this to the press. Way to go, Answer.

Samaritan Iverson aids crash victims

Imagine the surprise of two women as Iverson crouched down in the median to find out if they were injured when their car flipped over along Interstate 64 near Hampton, Va. "I remember looking in there and asking them, 'Are you sure you're all right? Is anything broken or anything like that?' " Iverson said Monday. "One of them looked up and said, 'Oh, my God, are you Allen Iverson?' I was like, 'Yeah, but don't worry about that. We're trying to get you all out and make sure you're all right.' "
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In addition to being upside down, the car was smoking. Iverson told his friend who was driving to slow down so they could see if anyone was in the car. "It didn't look good," Iverson said. "I looked and seen them upside down. I said, 'Pull over. We got to see if those people are all right.' It was the right thing to do." The police and paramedics soon arrived and Iverson and his traveling party continued down the road. Later that night, they stopped at the hospital to check on the women. Iverson said he has not heard from the women since, but another woman who knew about the accident wrote a letter to the Philadelphia Daily News to commend Iverson for being a good Samaritan. "We, the public, seem to hear only the negative stories, but never the small acts of kindness he performs," wrote April Snoparsky, of Boston. "This story reaffirms my belief that just because he's 'street' doesn't mean he isn't one of the good guys."

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