Kobe Bryant stopped to help when he witnessed a car crash in 2018, and one of the survivors says the former NBA star fist-bumped his son for months afterwards

Business Insider | 1/27/2020 | Alan Dawson
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Kobe Bryant stopped to help when he witnessed a high-speed car crash in 2018.

The survivor, Ryan Williams, recalled the incident in a Twitter thread after Bryant died unexpectedly in a helicopter crash on Sunday, aged 41.

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Bryant took photos of the accident on his cell phone, TMZ reported at the time.

Williams said Bryant fist-bumped his son, high-fived his daughter, and offered words of wisdom in the months after the crash.

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"Kobe was a legend of a human," Williams said.

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Kobe Bryant stopped to help the people involved in a high-speed car accident he witnessed in 2018, and one of the survivors said the former Lakers shooting guard fist-bumped his son for months afterwards.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, died in a helicopter crash at age 41 on Sunday alongside his daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant. Nine people died in the crash in Calabasas, California.

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The news transcended sports, with executives from Apple and Microsoft expressing shock, sadness, and respect for the ex-basketball player's legacy.

Bryant's death resurfaced a story from 15 months ago when he rushed to provide whatever assistance he could when he saw a car crash into another at 65 mph (104 kph) in the Newport Beach area of California.

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One of the survivors, Ryan Williams, recalled the incident in a thread on Twitter.

"Kobe witnessed someone crash into me at 65 mph," he said. "He ran to my car. He helped. Most of all, he was kind. A week later, he saw me and my family at Starbucks. He told my wife how lucky I was to be alive."

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