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Royals pitcher grabs the wheel after ice falls on windscreen of the bus



Blaine Boyer seems to have quick instincts both on and off the field.

When the Royals drove through Toronto before their series against the Blue Jays, a large chunk of ice crashed onto the windshield of one of the team's buses, according to several reports. The strange collision shattered the windshield, causing the resulting broken glass to injure the driver. Boyer jumped into action quickly, grabbed the steering wheel and helped stop the bus, which probably prevented a tragic accident.

Boyer downplayed the meaning of his actions and instead calculated the driver to remain alert despite his injuries.

"He was a stud … That guy Fred was a guy," Boyer told The Athletic. "He had broken pieces on his face, and he was locked up because he was trying to slow down the bus."

The driver, Fred Folkerts, was treated by paramedics for facial cuts, but suffered no serious injuries, according to several reports. Folkerts praised Boyer and the other Royals players on the bus for their actions.

  Blaine Boyer

Blaine Boyer

(Orlin Wagner / AP)

"These guys were phenomenal," Folkerts told The Athletic. "The guys basically took the lead."

None of the Royals players on the bus was injured.

The Royals' game against the Blue Jays was ironically canceled on Monday due to falling ice caused by a huge hall in the Rogers Center.

Boyer signed a rival contract with the Royals last past-season. The 36-year veteran Reliever also spent time with the Braves, Cardinals, Mets and Diamondbacks, among other teams.

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