In a world filled with coincidences it was the best of luck that Jimmy "Crash" Quinlan was on the road when a truck rolled in front of him. Quinlan, on his way to training at the time and had to punch kick his way through the driver's windshield (sans shoes) to pull the bleeding man from the wreck. He talked about the experience to Fox Sports:
"There were all these little pieces of glass in my hands and my feet where I was kicking the glass out of the windshield. The guy was sideways in his truck hanging over his seatbelt full of blood, so the only way I could access his seatbelt was by smashing out the windshield and going inside the truck. Fluid was leaking out of the truck so I didn't want to waste time getting him out."
"I was on my way to training...between rolling in the gi, wrapping my hands for boxing and then drilling it doesn't look bad at all anymore, just scrapes."
"Although after drilling with Joe Lauzon for about an hour for his upcoming fight I pulled another small piece of glass out of my foot .. . I just wish I had thought to throw an MMA glove on from my car haha."
He posted a picture of the accident to Instagram as well, with the following commentary:
"So this just happened right in front of me my hands and feet are bleeding from punching out his windshield to drag him out... Wish I had shoes on"
It should be noted that Quinlan is a part time police officer as well as his careers as a fighter and wrestling coach, so he was well trained for this roadside rescue operation. I don't know if we'll see him in the UFC again soon, but I'll certainly be rooting a bit harder for him next time out.