October 24, 2010
In addition to being one of college basketball's best coaches, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon apparently is also one of the sport's better people.
Dixon was driving on I-279 North in Pittsburgh on Saturday night when he noticed an overturned car by the side of the road with passengers trapped inside. According to WPXI.com and ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh coach assisted in freeing at least one of the two passengers from the vehicle, sustaining minor injuries to his hands in the process.
"He was a good Samaritan," Pennsylvania State Trooper Eric Fisher told ESPN.com. "That's the way people are supposed to be. By all accounts he did exactly what a decent person should do. It's an Interstate freeway and I'm sure countless other cars drove right past. He was one of the very few who pulled over."
Dixon was treated for minor injuries in an on-scene ambulance before getting in his vehicle and driving away. Fisher said that it's likely Dixon will be interviewed by police about the accident because the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.