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UM's Jim Harbaugh Helps Victims Of Car Crash On I-94

ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh made the transition to Michigan just in time for one winter driver.

It all began when the rain and snow came down around 2:30 p.m. says Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Thompson.

According to police Harbaugh pulled a 53-year-old woman from her overturned car in Ann Arbor Tuesday afternoon.

Harbaugh was driving in the area with a member of the UM athletic staff Jim Minick -- both men stopped and help in the rescue and first aid.

"We had troopers dispatched to an injury crash involving a vehicle traveling westbound on I-94 and then crashed into the median wall and went over the wall into the eastbound traffic lanes," said Thompson.

"My trooper didn't know who he was, I guess one of the fireman told her before he identified himself," added Thompson.

Two people were in the Jeep at the time, both wearing seatbealts. The driver was partially ejected through the driver's side window, the 73-year-old passenger remained in the car when it overturned.

"Nobody required CPR - it was just basic first aid -- treating -- making sure they stated warm and didn't go into shock."

Both women were taken to an area hospital treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver may get a ticket for speeding.

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