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Old 09-13-2011, 07:10 AM   #1
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Bystanders save motorcyclist

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http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2011...ycle-crash.cnn

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CNN) -- Police in Utah are searching for a group of construction workers, students and bystanders.

But for a good reason.

This group is credited with saving a man's life by working together to lift a burning car and pull a man to safety.

It was a "life-saving move that the Logan Police Department does not want to go unnoticed," said Jeff Curtis, assistant chief of the police department in Logan, Utah.

The incident occurred Monday morning on a street near Utah State University and was captured on video.



Crowd lifts burning car off man Police said the BMW pulled out of a parking lot and in front of Wright. Curtis said the motorcyclist tried to avoid the car, which resulted in him laying the motorcycle down.

After crashing, gas spilled out of the motorcycle and ignited, engulfing both the motorcycle and the front end of the car in flames, Curtis said. The motorcyclist became lodged underneath the burning vehicle.

A video the incident shows several startled bystanders looking under the BMW as flames leap into the air.

The crowd quickly grew to include a man in a suit, construction workers wearing hard hats, a woman in sandals and a young man carrying a backpack.

After one person in the group tried to pick up the blazing car, the crowd joined in and were somehow able to lift the 4,000-pound vehicle.

One of the bystanders drags the fallen motorcyclist's limp body from under the vehicle.

The motorcyclist was identified as 21-year-old Brandon Wright from Logan. He was rushed to a hospital and was in stable condition after surgery Monday evening, Curtis said. The driver of the car was not seriously injured.

Curtis said police are trying to find the people who helped so they can be recognized for their efforts at a city council meeting.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
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Awesome.. This is what the WHOLE CROUD of people should have done to the other guy they dropped the car on. It was painful to watch the vid for like 5+mins and everyones just standing there while a car is pinned on that guys chest/head.. Meanwhile they are all grab assing and stupid is just yelling..
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:38 AM   #4
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:57 AM   #5
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That was awesome
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that guy in the suit. At one point he was even leaning on the car. He did absolutely nothing. I can't believe there are people that wont even try to help a little bit in a situation like this and just stand around like idiots.
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that guy in the suit. At one point he was even leaning on the car. He did absolutely nothing. I can't believe there are people that wont even try to help a little bit in a situation like this and just stand around like idiots.
Agreed, that man should get the opposite of an award.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:34 AM   #9
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Awesome that they helped out! Some people just freak out and don't know what to do in emergency situations. I'm glad to see there were enough people there to make a difference that day.
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The man can clearly see what is happening, and he's just standing around. Probably didn't want to get that nice suit of his all dirty
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hats off to those people!
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I'm sure somebody will sue the people who moved the car...
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I'm sure somebody will sue the people who moved the car...
What makes me sad is that you're probably right.
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I'm sure somebody will sue the people who moved the car...

As sad as it is, you're probably right. At least the guy isnt dead
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I'm sure somebody will sue the people who moved the car...
Glad to see some unselfish good samaritans for a change.

The reason why the guy in the suit didn't help? He's probably a lawyer and will be the one to start the lawsuit against the crowd. Shoulda thrown him in the fire when they had the chance.

Not sure why they didn't pull the biker further away from the burning vehicles. Once the LEO couldn't put out the fire he was still in great danger. If that car would have blown he was way too close.

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