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Stunning Video: Bystanders Lift Burning Car Off Crashed Motorcyclist


"I thought it was close to explode."

This could be one of the most incredible videos you see all week. Not just because it involves a burning car, a burning motorcycle, and a trapped rider, but because it shows the compassionate side of humanity.

On Monday around noon, a man was riding his motorcycle near Utah State University. While driving down the road, he noticed a car pull out in front of him. Unable to stop in time, he had to intentionally lay his bike down to avoid a head-on collision. He still collided with the car and that's when the two burst into flames. He got trapped. Then this happened:

"It was very hot. It was hot and very dangerous," bystander and rescuer Anvar Abdumitalimovic Suyundikov told KSL-TV. "I thought it was close to explode."

Suyundikov explained that the group of people had to take matters into their own hands because there was no time to wait for rescuers.

"If we wait, we could lose him," Suyundikov said.

"It was a very tall fire," he added. "When I lifted the car, it was very, very hot in there."

"(The motorcyclist) saw what was taking place in front of him, laid the motorcycle down in an effort to keep from colliding with the vehicle," Assistant Logan Police Chief Jeff Curtis told KSL-TV. "I'm impressed that that many people would get involved, especially where there's fire involved, the possibility of explosions and everything else," he later added.

The victim, 21-year-old Brandon Wright, was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

UPDATE: reports Wright is expected to survive and should be updated to stable condition soon:

The Utah State University student who was rescued Monday morning from under a burning car on a busy Logan highway is making a good recovery.

Brandon Wright is in an intensive care unit at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, but a family spokesperson said the 21-year-old Richmond native will be in stable condition by early this afternoon.

"It's pretty remarkable the lack of injuries he received considering what happened," said the man's uncle, Tyler Riggs. "He has a broken femur, tibia and pelvis and a burn on one of his feet and a little road rash on his face. But really if you look at him, he looks great after what he went through."

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