Coach Jeff Fisher aids Brentwood crash victims

Coach Jeff Fisher aids Brentwood crash victims (Image 1)

Former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher was among the first to arrive on the scene of a serious crash late Sunday involving two teens and stayed with the injured youths until help arrived.

The single-vehicle wreck was reported just before 10 p.m. on Holly Tree Gap Road in Brentwood, 20 minutes south of Nashville.

Authorities said the 17-year-old driver of a Nissan Altima lost control, ran off the road, hit a pole and overturned.

A 14-year-old passenger was thrown from the car and rushed to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital with critical wounds.

Police said the passenger was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Fisher didn't want to go on camera but spoke with Nashville's News 2 over the phone he was on his way home when he saw the wreck and stopped.

Knowing the teens were hurt, Fisher said he rendered aid the best he could, and stayed with them until medical personnel arrived.

At least three other people called 911 notifying them of the accident.  Among was a family friend of the victims.

“These are our friends from church… its okay honey, all that matters is that you are okay,” the woman is heard saying on the 911 tape.

Another woman who called emergency crews noticed Coach Fisher was on the scene.

“Hi Coach Fisher, hi, we need you. Right now! There's Coach Fisher. That's Jeff Fisher, from the Titans. So hold on. We need him. Immediately,” she exclaimed on the 911 tape!

Brentwood's Vice Mayor Rod Freeman arrived shortly after emergency crews.

“I got there after, I saw him, we were going to our cars, [but I] didn't speak to him,” Freeman said of Fisher.  “If he stopped and helped, that is fantastic and I appreciate it.”

There is no shoulder on Holly Tree Gap Road and there is a drop off on both sides of the roadway.

Brentwood police Sgt. Jeff Moorehead said the cause of the crash is still under investigation, however speed is considered a contributing factor.

Authorities said there were no signs of drug or alcohol involvement.

Sgt. Moorehead said the actions of Fisher and the other motorists who stopped to help are greatly appreciated.

“Anything to calm them down and advise us while we are on the way helps everyone,” he said.

The 17-year-old driver has been treated at a local hospital and released.  The 14-year-old was last listed in critical but stable condition.

Fisher coached 17 seasons for the Titans franchise and was hired as head coach of the St. Louis Rams last week.

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