SouthPark: Panthers TE stops to help after crash

SouthPark: Panthers TE stops to help after crash

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 11:52 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Panthers star and advocate for recently-passed newborn legislation has added another item to his list of good deeds.

Good Samaritan and Panthers tight end Greg Olsen stopped to help the victims of a wreck in SouthPark Monday afternoon.

Olsen told the NBC Charlotte photographer on the scene that he assisted the victims after the crash along with another Good Samaritan.

MEDIC responded to the crash near the intersection of Colony and Sharon Roads, but it's not yet known if there were any injuries.

Olsen was an outspoken advocate of recently-passed legislation that will require hospitals to screen newborns for heart conditions.  The Olsen family's passion for the bill came after their son was born with a life-threatening heart defect that doctors were able to catch in the nick of time.

Last month, Olsen donated more than $289,000 to support the launch of Levine Children’s Hospital’s new cardiac program. The money came from his foundation Receptions for Research.

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