Ex-Penn State assistant Mike McQueary helps car crash victim

Mike McQueary came to the rescue Thursday for a car-crash victim. (AP)
Mike McQueary came to the rescue Thursday for a car-crash victim. (AP)

Former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary reportedly came to the rescue Thursday after helping a trapped driver escape her flipped SUV after an accident in the Harrisburg area.

McQueary, who had become one of the public faces of the court proceedings of the Jerry Sandusky scandal since 2011, was one of the first people to cross traffic and go in to help the woman, who was bleeding from her head.

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From the York (Pa.) Daily Record:

McQueary was traveling east along Route 581 near the Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg exits when he saw an SUV flip and come to rest in the passing lane on the opposite side of the road, he said.

After parking his car, he walked across the eastbound lanes and climbed over the median to reach the disabled vehicle. By this time, he said, traffic was backing up and other passersby were beginning to approach to help.

McQueary said he and another man reached the woman first. McQueary climbed through the passenger side door, unbuckled her seat belt and helped pull her out of the vehicle, he said. She was bleeding significantly from a head wound, and McQueary and a few others comforted her until emergency personnel arrived, he said.

Police told the newspaper that the crash had involved another driver who reportedly lost control of his vehicle while driving too fast for the rainy conditions. The woman whom McQueary and the other man tended to did not suffer serious injuries.

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McQueary, who was wearing a Penn State t-shirt, said he was recognized by one of the other helpers, who later posted a photo of the two on Facebook.

McQueary had won a whisteblower claim last November over his treatment by Penn State following Sandusky’s arrest and late coach Joe Paterno’s firing in 2011. That came on the heels of a $7.3 million jury award in a defamation suit against the school in October.

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