Mississippi State team helps woman after car accident

In this image taken Friday, Jan. 6, 2016, and released by Mississippi State Athletics, Mississippi State trainer Ryan Dotson, left, and an unidentified man aid a motorist who's car flipped over in front of the team bus in Mississippi, as they were heading to LSU for an NCAA college basketball game. (Drew Walker/Mississippi State Athletics via AP)
In this image taken Friday, Jan. 6, 2016, and released by Mississippi State Athletics, Mississippi State trainer Ryan Dotson, left, and an unidentified man aid a motorist who's car flipped over in front of the team bus in Mississippi, as they were heading to LSU for an NCAA college basketball game. (Drew Walker/Mississippi State Athletics via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A change in travel plans for the Mississippi State basketball team proved to be good fortune for a woman who was pulled out of her vehicle after a one-car accident.

The Bulldogs were supposed to fly from Columbus, Mississippi, to Baton Rouge for their Southeastern Conference game Saturday against LSU. However, the deicer on the Mississippi State airplane failed to work, so the team took a bus to Baton Rouge.

Around 3:55 p.m. Friday, a car heading north on Interstate 55 went out of control. The car, which was about 200 yards ahead, spun out in front of the southbound-heading Mississippi State bus. The car flipped over.

The woman, who was unconscious at the time, was pulled out of her car by three people on the bus. Mississippi State basketball trainer Ryan Dotson evaluated the woman, who was taken into the bus until first responders arrived.

“I was there to check her out,” Dotson said. “She was very compliant. She knew her name and seemed to be coherent. I did an evaluation and checked for a concussion. We then got her into the bus. She just had a knee injury.”

Mississippi State beat LSU 95-78 on Saturday.

In this image taken Friday, Jan. 6, 2016, and released by Mississippi State Athletics, a car sits upside down on the side of the road after the vehicle flipped in front of the Mississippi State team bus in Mississippi, as the players were heading to LSU for an NCAA college basketball game. Members of the team helped rescue a woman from the car. (Drew Walker/Mississippi State Athletics via AP)
In this image taken Friday, Jan. 6, 2016, and released by Mississippi State Athletics, a car sits upside down on the side of the road after the vehicle flipped in front of the Mississippi State team bus in Mississippi, as the players were heading to LSU for an NCAA college basketball game. Members of the team helped rescue a woman from the car. (Drew Walker/Mississippi State Athletics via AP)