“Pulling me out of an overturned car, calling 911…” N.C. infielder’s nine-month search for a benefactor continues

NC Dinos infielder Do Tae-hoon (30), who is enjoying his best season in seven years since his professional debut, is looking for the “lifesaver” who saved his life last year.

After the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Hanwha Eagles at Changwon NC Park on the 26th, Do Tae-hoon said through the club, “There are people who helped me in a car accident last year. If they see me, I hope they will contact me through the club.”

Do Tae-hoon was driving his SUV on 12 September last year during the Chuseok holiday when he collided with a drunk driver coming from the opposite direction at the Dongmasan Interchange (IC) on the Namhae Expressway. It was a dangerous moment, as his vehicle overturned and was eventually scrapped.먹튀검증

However, there were citizens who helped him. They pulled him out of the overturned car and called 119, despite the risk of a second accident, according to the club. “I don’t remember much about the accident because I was in a daze,” Do said, “and I’m not sure exactly how many people were there, or if they were men or women.”

With the dedicated help of the strangers, Do Tae-hoon spent about a week in and out of the hospital without any major injuries, and showed his resilience by returning to the first-team lineup on 30 September, 18 days after the accident.

“I always had the idea that I should thank them,” he said, “and now that everything has been finalised, I contacted the police station to ask for their contact details, but there was no contact information left, so I was thinking a lot about what to do.”

He added, “I think I’m able to play baseball now because of them. If they see me, I would like them to contact me through the club. I want to see them and say thank you,” he said earnestly.

Through 26 games, Do has played in 36 games this season, batting .306 with two home runs, nine RBIs and an OPS of .850. His on-base percentage is even higher than his batting average, at 0.433. Do Tae-hoon, who started the season as a backup, has been rotating between the two positions amid the struggles and injuries of first baseman Oh Young-soo (23) and third baseman Park Seok-min (38).

Against Hanwha, Do Tae-hoon batted ninth and started at first base, going 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored. The hits and RBI were his most in a single game since his debut in 2016.

Do, who contributed to the team’s six-run big inning with a two-run double in his first at-bat in the second inning, added an RBI single in the third. In the bottom of the seventh, he hit his second home run of the season over the right field wall off Hanwha pitcher Seung-Joo Han. His performance helped NC to an 11-0 victory and snap a two-game losing streak.

“We were in scoring position from the first at-bat, and with a good result, we were able to relax in the second and third at-bats, so it was a good result overall,” Do said. Regarding the home run in the seventh inning, he said, “We thought the opposing pitcher was a fastball pitcher, and we had a strategy to focus on fastballs.” “Luckily, the strategy worked,” he added.

In conclusion, Do said, “I would like to thank the fans for visiting Changwon NC Park. They gave us a lot of strength. We will continue to give a good performance to the fans who visit the ballpark tomorrow.”

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