2010-10-28 / Local & State

Coach Stops To Help At Crash Scene

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A University of Pittsburgh spokesman says men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon helped rescue two men from a car accident near the city.

Athletics spokesman Greg Hotchkiss says Dixon was heading north on Interstate 279 before 10 p.m. Saturday when a car swerved, hit a guardrail and flipped over.

He says Dixon pulled over, ran to the vehicle and cut his hands helping someone get out. WPXI broadcast raw video of Dixon being treated in an ambulance.

State police trooper Erik Fisher told ESPN.com that Dixon helped remove at least one of the victims, a woman who had a broken ankle.

Fisher calls Dixon “a Good Samaritan’’ who did “exactly what a decent person should do.’’ He says he “was one of the very few who pulled over.’’

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