Police thank L’ville players for aid in car accident

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro police thanked Cardinals football players on social media Thursday for coming “to the rescue” by helping right a flipped vehicle involved in an accident this week near their L&N Stadium home field.

A video posted by LMPD’s verified account on X shows a vehicle traveling through the intersection of Central and Floyd Avenues by the stadium’s southeast corner Monday afternoon. The video blurs the crash but shows at least five Cardinals players and another motorist flipping the wrecked vehicle from the driver’s side back onto its wheels before first responders arrived.

The driver suffered minor injuries in the accident but will be OK, the LMPD video stated. It did not identify the Louisville players who helped in the rescue, although football spokesperson Rocco Gasparro said junior wide receiver Jadon Thompson, a Cincinnati transfer, was one of them.

The LMPD video began with a picture of the throwback Cardinals football logo and ended with a graphic that said, “TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK.” Louisville football retweeted the video and posted, “Proud of our guys & thankful everyone is okay!”

The Cardinals (3-0) host Boston College (1-2) in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Saturday.