A young woman in Contra Costa County learned a bit about kismet Friday night when she had an accident on Highway 24 in Orinda and rolled her car up and down an embankment off the right shoulder.

Jeremy Affeldt was driving home from Yusmeiro Petit's near-perfect game when he came through the Caldecott Tunnel seconds after the accident and saw the dust. Affeldt said he slowed his car rolled down the window and could hear the woman banging on her window and screaming that she was trapped.

In a beneficial twist of fate Affeldt was driving with firefighter friends who were visiting from Spokane Wash. where he lives in the offseason.

Affeldt said one of the firefighters went to the driver's side of the car and immediately tried to soothe her as he was trained to do. Some in the group - not the rehabbing Affeldt - got the door open by yanking it hard.

"I know the panic a little bit of being trapped in a car" said Affeldt who was involved in a serious accident on an icy road several winters ago. "Thankfully she was all right."