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Sep132011

Man Pulled from Beneath Burning Car Expected to Recover

ABC News(LOGAN, Utah) -- A 21-year-old Utah man pulled from beneath a burning car  by bystanders is out of surgery and expected to fully recover, his family confirmed.

Brandon Wright was driving his motorcycle just outside the Utah State University campus in Logan, Utah, around noon on Monday when a black BMW pulled out in front of him, forcing him to lay down his bike to avoid a crash, according to Logan Police.

Wright’s bike slammed into the car and caught fire while he slid under the vehicle and became trapped.

Flames shot in the air as bystanders flooded 911 with calls.

Despite the dangers posed by the fire, a dozen construction workers working at a nearby site on the Utah State campus and other students and bystanders rushed to the burning car to help.

In dramatic video, a nearby camera captured the bystanders lifting the burning sedan off the ground and pulling Wright’s limp body to safety, all before firefighters arrived.

Meanwhile, police officers and bystanders grabbed fire extinguishers from nearby buildings to help extinguish the flames.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames, while Wright was flown by helicopter to nearby Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition.

Wright’s mother and stepfather told ABC News on Tuesday he is alert and aware of everything that happened.

Doctors placed rods in Wright’s legs during surgery Monday night.  He is expected to remain in the hospital for at least another three to four days to recover from a broken femur, broken tibia, broken pelvis and burns on both his feet.

The driver of the BMW suffered minor injuries.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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