Pitt coach Jamie Dixon made news over the weekend when he helped rescue two people from a car accident. Yet as Dixon detailed Monday morning, he was surprised he even had the chance.
“I was in the fast lane as was the other car,” Dixon told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It hit [the barrier] straight on and flipped a couple of times. My initial thought was no one would survive this event.”
Dixon pulled over and eventually pulled a female passenger from the car.
“Someone was kicking at the windshield,” Dixon told the paper. “Eventually, the windshield cracked. Someone was fighting to get out of the car. I was trying to give a bigger opening for the person to slide out.”
Dixon earned plaudits from the state police – Erik Fisher told ESPN.com that Dixon was “a Good Samaritan” – though his wife, Jacqueline, gave him some grief when he got home and saw his hands were bandaged from cuts he suffered pulling on the windshield.
“You’re soft,” she said. “They’re just little cuts.”