A Utah motorcyclist who was pinned under a burning car, expressed his gratitude on Tuesday for the help of strangers who lifted up the the 4,000 pound (1.8 tonne) vehicle to rescue him, in an act of bravery captured on amateur video.
Authorities said 21-year-old Brandon Wright was riding his motorcycle on Monday near the Utah State University campus in Logan when he collided with a black BMW that was pulling out of a parking lot. Tyre and skid marks on the highway indicate that Wright laid the bike down and slid along the road before colliding with the car.
The bike hit the car’s hood and bounced to the ground, while Wright, who was not a wearing helmet, slid under the car and then both vehicles burst into flames, police said. Wright was pinned to the ground as the flames began to engulf the car.
The video shows a crowd of about 10 men and women gathering around the burning car and motorcycle as flames shoot into the air. Quickly the group places their hands on the car and starts to rock it until it tilts up on its side.Once the car is on two wheels, a construction worker can be seen dragging a spread-eagled Wright from under the car.
:: Uncle of Crash Victim: He Knows People Saved Him ::
The uncle of Brandon Wright, who was saved by strangers who lifted a burning car off of him, says his nephew has not seen the video yet, but knows people saved him and is grateful for their action. (Sept. 13)