Neil Smith after helping stranded motorist: ‘I’m no hero’
Former Kansas City Chiefs legend Neil Smith was in the right place at the right time on Tuesday and helped a stranded motorist.
Streets nearby Voy Spears Elementary in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, were flooded Tuesday after high rains and some were barricaded. But one woman still proceeded through one of the flooded streets and ended up stranded.
Smith, a six-time Pro Bowler during his career as a defensive lineman, saw the stranded car and waded through the street to help the pregnant woman out.
After seeing what happened to the woman, Smith had some advice for other drivers.
“People tell you do not go around those barricades when you see water, just stop turn around,” he said via FOX 4 Kansas City.
Smith received some attention for the story and tweeted about it. He declined to call himself a “hero,” instead saying he was in the right place at the right time to provide assistance.
I appreciate those that have reached out to me about the story aired. I'm no hero. God simply had me in the right place at the right time.
— Neil Smith (@NeilSmith_NFL) August 23, 2017