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Report: Fisher aids car crash victims
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Report: Fisher aids car crash victims

Published Jan. 16, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Days after being hired as the new coach of the St. Louis Rams, Jeff Fisher aided two victims of a serious car crash in Brentwood, Tenn., WKRN-TV Nashville reported early Tuesday.

Fisher was first on the scene at the single-vehicle wreck in which the 17-year-old driver of a Nissan Altima lost control, hit a pole and overturned late Sunday night.

A 13-year-old passenger was thrown from the car and taken to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. He was in critical but stable condition.

Fisher, a former longtime Tennessee Titans coach, said he was on his way home when he saw the crash and stopped to help. He said he rendered aid as best he could and stayed with the teens until medical personnel arrived.


Brentwood police sergeant Jeff Moorehead said the actions of Fisher and another motorist who also stopped to help were greatly appreciated.

"Anything to calm them down and advise us while we are on the way helps everyone," Moorehead said.

Moorehead said the cause of the crash was under investigation but there were no signs that drugs or alcohol were involved.

The Rams announced Monday that they would be holding a 2 p.m. ET news conference Tuesday to introduce Fisher as their new coach, having finalized the details of the contract.

Sources told the NFL Network that the 53-year-old had agreed to a five-year deal.


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