A NFL coach became a hero on Sunday when he stopped to render aid to victims of a serious car accident in Brentwood. Jeff Fisher, the former longtime coach of the Tennessee Titans, was the first person on the scene of the early-morning car accident. The accident was a single-vehicle crash in which a teen driver lost control and hit a pole. The vehicle flipped, ejecting a 13-year-old passenger.
Fisher stopped at the crash site and rendered aid to the victims while emergency crews arrived. The 13-year-old suffered serious personal injuries and was rushed to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in critical but stable condition.
"Anything to calm them down and advise us while we are on the way helps everyone," Brentwood police sergeant Jeff Moorehead said.
No alcohol or drugs were involved in this accident and it is unclear whether the 17-year-old driver was speeding or fatigued at the time of the crash. It is also unknown whether the driver suffered any serious personal injuries related to this crash.
Teen car accidents are common in the Nashville area and car accidents continue to be the leading killer of teens throughout the state. Most teen car accidents are attributable to driver inexperience and distraction, and not drug or alcohol use.
In addition to being the former coach of the Tennessee Titans, 53-year-old Jeff Fisher was recently announced as the new coach of the St. Louis Rams. The details of his contract were finalized last week and Fisher signed on for a five-year deal with the Rams.
Source: Fox Sports, "Report: Fisher aids car crash victims," Jan. 17, 2012