Bystanders Lift Burning Car To Save Injured Motorcyclist

September 12, 2011. Logan, Utah. 11.40 am. Brandon Wright rides his bike when a driver steered his BMW 530XI into the motorcycle’s path from a parking lot Wright lays down his bike and slides under the car. The motorcycle’s gas line is severed, causing the bike and the car to catch fire while he was trapped underneath. Several bystanders rush to the car and lifted it off. Wright is pulled out and moved to safety. Wright suffered broken bones, cuts and burns.

26 Responses to “Bystanders Lift Burning Car To Save Injured Motorcyclist”

  1. 1 Drake Sep 13th, 2011 at 7:41 am


  2. 2 Brandon Sep 13th, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Fortunately, some people still care. But the car driver is at fault. “I didn’t see/hear him…”

  3. 3 Shifter Sep 13th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Did you notice that the cop present is the last to intervene to do something useful.

  4. 4 A 1 CYCLES Sep 13th, 2011 at 8:06 am

    it just proves most people are good..even though no one took charge for a little while..todays society people are scared, but once the group mentality took over they all lifted the car off the kid. great video

  5. 5 burnout Sep 13th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Good to see people take a risk to save someone. peace

  6. 6 Kroeter Sep 13th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Suit & Tie Guy must’ve been the driver. I wondered why everyone backed away when the guy was pulled free.

  7. 7 Matt Sep 13th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Ironic how the driver of the Beamer was the only one not to aid in the rescue of the man he almost killed. Hope he has good insurance and a good lawyer…….if he isn’t one =)

  8. 8 Jeff Decker Sep 13th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    My guess is; in about 10 minutes the ambulance will arrive and the paramedics will lecture the bystanders, who pulled the man clear, on endangering the guy’s life by not using proper procedure.

  9. 9 Jeff Nicklus Sep 13th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Matt – Kroeter,

    How can anyone, from watching this video, determine who the driver of the Beamer is? Please enlighten me! ESP maybe? A vision from God possibly?

    The video does prove that there are still people who are not afraid to get involved when their fellow man is in danger .

    Over & Out,


  10. 10 Kroeter Sep 13th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    The guy with gloves and the girl are the heroes: first to see the rider under the car. To answer my previous post: the cops backed everyone away to spray the fire with extinguishers. I added a link to a longer video but it got yanked.

  11. 11 Night Train Sep 13th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Amazing how inbred “criticism” has become in us when we are outsiders.

  12. 12 Kroeter Sep 13th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    And that is why I looked for a longer video. All apologies to Suit & Tie Guy; looks like he was another bystander.

  13. 13 Matt Sep 13th, 2011 at 10:17 am


    The man in the suit appears to be disoriented and not completely cognizant of what is happening which is typical behavior of somebody that has just been involved in an automobile accident. You can also see that he stands near and leans against the burning car while everyone else keeps an alert stance or weary distance from the wreckage until they confirm the whereabouts of the rider and attempt to rescue him. During which the man still visually struggles to comprehend the situation due to shock. I don’t have any special insight, just eyeballs. And mine would be willing to bet that he is the driver or less likely a passenger of the vehicle in the video.

  14. 14 Matt Sep 13th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Would like to find this other video.

  15. 15 Jeff Nicklus Sep 13th, 2011 at 11:04 am


    While I may agree with you assessment, still everything you state is pure speculation and nothing more. Once upon a time the then known facts pointed to an assessment that the world was flat and we all know how that worked out. Again, the guy in the suit may well be the driver or passenger in the vehicle, however, there is absolutely no way on knowing that for sure from watching the posted video. Maybe a full length video will show more?

    Over & Out,


  16. 16 Nobody Sep 13th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Good to see there are still some people out there that aren’t self absorbed zombies.

  17. 17 Larry R Sep 13th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Kudos to all the people who saved this rider. Good is as good does. They are heroes.

  18. 18 Toby Sep 13th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    As an aside the BMW has a flat plastic shield that covers the bottom of the engine bay. While it is for aerodynamic effect, it also kept the guys unhelmeted head from being gashed open by the oil pan or other low hung engine parts. Probably why he survived.

  19. 19 Jeff Nicklus Sep 13th, 2011 at 1:58 pm


    Here is a link to Channel 13 here in Houston that shows more of the video …. the guy in the suit seems to be someone who stopped to help …. you can see him come in for out of the frame.

    Over & Out,


  20. 20 Grayhawk Sep 13th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    How about that little lady just jumping in there and even laying flatout to check the rider out than squatting for the lift. NO hesitation.

  21. 21 Robert Pandya Sep 13th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I suspect they all walked away because they probably thought they were dealing with a fatality. The cops instincts was to avoid a second incident (often happens with lookie loos) but I have to say he didnlt look to be in command of the situation – but again – with a narrow view and no sound its all speculation. Glove guy went for the Super-Human solo lift first. Amazing stuff – but man what an arguement for wearing some gear – the construction workers were better protected.

    Bad luck it happened – good luck it happened near enough people to lift that beast up.

  22. 22 Kustoms and Choppers Sep 13th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Wow what a rescue!

  23. 23 Knucklehead Sep 14th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    With all the finger pointing pro’s here aside. These folks saved a mans life.

  24. 24 rogue phil Sep 14th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    It realy puts it all in perspective, I have been that guy on the street with my bike in flames, saved by people who care.

  25. 25 Mike Armstrong Sep 14th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Pretty amazing in this day and age to see people risk their lives for a total stranger. Let hope the lawyers dont sue the guy that pulled the rider out by one foot for not being a trained paramedic!

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