Citizen on Patrol: Mahoney to the rescue at car crash

Parramatta hooker Reed Mahoney has been credited for rushing to the aid of a car crash victim on his way home from Sunday’s victory over Penrith at Panthers Stadium.

Mahoney was one of the first to jump out of his car when another vehicle lost control on the M4 in St Clair on Sunday night, smashing into the barrier and sliding into the middle of the road.

The young rake, who only a couple of hours earlier had helped the Eels to victory in their first match of the year against the Panthers, stayed with the driver until help arrived on the scene.

Club officials were unaware of Mahoney’s actions when contacted on Monday but they weren’t surprised given his character.

"Reed’s a terrific young bloke," chief executive Bernie Gurr said.

"We’re happy that he does a lot of good community work, so it doesn’t surprise us that he stopped to help a person in need.

"That’s the type person he is. That’s the type of person we want at the club. It’s a credit to him."