The Royals were on two buses in icy Toronto Sunday night when ice flew off the first bus and struck the windshield of the second bus.
The windshield shattered, cutting the face of the driver. Boyer quickly stepped in to take the wheel and steer the bus to the side of the road.
Boyer shrugged off his heroics while talking with reporters Monday, paying credit to bus driver Fred Folkerts, calling him …” a trooper”. Boyer added that Folkerts ” had shards in his face, and he was locked in on trying to get the bus slowed down.”
Folkerts, who was treated and is OK, begged to differ on how the situation played out.
“These guys were phenomenal. The guys basically helped take over,” the driver said.
The Royals have literally gotten an icy reception during their road trip to Toronto. Monday, ice falling from the CN Tower damaged the Rogers Centre roof, forcing the postponement of the Royals-Blue Jays game. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader today.