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Pair of Dodgers minor leaguers are given credit for helping save life of motorcyclist who hit a turkey

May 16, 2010 |  1:53 pm
Now here's a story you don't run across every day …

A pair of Dodgers' prospects in Midland, Mich., are being given credit for helping to save a life last Sunday.

The pair of Single-A Great Lakes players from the Dominican Republic were passengers in a car on the highway when they saw a motorcyclist in front of them hit a turkey.

The motorcyclist crashed and was in serious condition. Second baseman Rafael Ynoa, 22, and right-hander Elisaul Pimentel, 21, were on their way to a doubleheader in a car fortunately being driven by a nurse.

They stopped and the players and a fourth passenger administered first aid as directed by the nurse until an ambulance arrived.

"It was bad," Ynoa told The Midland Daily News. "I was so scared. We thought he was dead. We ran and we helped him."

Family members credited the foursome with helping save the life of Terry Whittington. He was previously in a coma but the Daily News said his condition has improved.

And, yeah, we said a turkey.

-- Steve Dilbeck