Brandon Wright is the lucky young man who was plucked from beneath the potential tomb of a burning BMW that we told you about earlier this week. Wright's motorcycle collided with the German sedan and it wound up on top of him. Luckily, a group of bystanders banded together and lifted the fiery car, with another bystander then pulling Wright out of harm's way. Now recovering in a hospital, Wright has gone in front of the cameras to thank those that kept him alive.

Wright calls the men and women heroes for putting their lives on the line to save his. He states that he is "forever in debt," and that he "can't thank them enough." Wright, who wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of his crash, goes on to say that he plans to wear the protective gear from here on out.

The young motorcyclist suffered a fractured pelvis, broken leg and burns to one of his feet. Doctors say it will take Wright several months to fully recover. Click past the jump to watch the video with more of his story.


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      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glad to see he's doing alright.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      All The Gear All The Time dude. You were very fortunate this time around. It's hard to continue looking cool when you are sliding on the tarmac into a wall or a car, wear it.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      53 seconds in..."Hi there".
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Theres a reason I have YET to go out and get a motorcycle. . . I love my life to much.
      Harry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very Happy for him! Glad he's gonna be alright!
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      To me it looked like his bike was on fire, and that the fire was spreading to the front of the BMW, not the other way around. If the tank ruptured in the collision and leaked fuel onto the engine, I could see this happening.
      RCheung28
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow glad he's alright! god bless all the heroes
      Lloydchiro
      • 3 Years Ago
      You guys would be surprised at the motorcycling culture in Utah. Almost nobody wears riding gear, let alone a helmet. It's common around here to see guys riding with shorts and sandals. Maybe I'm too much of an old man, but to me, this lack of fore-site is crazy.
      Mark S
      • 3 Years Ago
      I second that. I saw on TV that his girlfriend said you couldn't stop him from riding motorcycles, but I seriously hope he realizes God or good fortune has given him another chance, and unlike Indian Larry, he has a chance to understand that a gourd bucket is not just to look good. I hit the back of a Chevy Blazer at a red light (don't remember it) and got chucked into the center of an intersection. My Arai helmet has a chunk out of the back of it and I was in a coma for two weeks while the surgeon told my very terrified wife that, IF I lived, I wouldn't walk (5 broken vertebrae) and I'd probably have brain damage (some bleeding inside my gray cells). A year later, we joke about the dain bramage but I walk just fine considering the extra screws and hardware tying my spine together. Best of luck, kid. Get a good helmet and take an MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) course. I suspect they make waive the fee if you tell them who you are and promise to wear your helmet. Otherwise your girlfriend should leave you now so she doesn't have to wheel a vegetable around for the rest of her life.
      ShadowVlican
      • 3 Years Ago
      see what we humans are capable of if we work together?
      MrWhopee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why the plan to wear helmet in the future? He didn't get any head injury. So had he wears one at the time of his accident wasn't going to prevent him from receiving the injuries that he got. Not sure what would prevent broken pelvis and leg in a motorcycle accident. Maybe a medieval steel armor?
        poorboywrx
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MrWhopee
        because he realizes now how tragic it could have been, having no head injuries after something like that is astonishing. http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/05/motorcylist-dies-of-head-trauma-while-protesting-state-helmet-la/
        01nb
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MrWhopee
        It's possible that proper armored gear could have prevented the broken pelvis. Maybe. And the broken leg? Depends. If he was wearing full riding boots? Also maybe.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      As I said before, you wouldn't see this bravery anywhere in Asia. Anyone recently taken a look at accident videos from that part of the world? Pretty scary. They act like nothing happened and just go on about their business. This video is a perfect summary on why America is America. Full of heroes and people who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Bravo.
        shelftickle
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        *Que Team America World Police theme song
        Johnny-wat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        I'm born and raised in Asia, and I agree. I have never, ever seen anyone helping anyone in any situation, be it helping the blind cross the street, or dragging a motorcyclist from under a burning car. We have had cases of robbery in broad daylight, amidst a crowd of hundreds, and the police will find no witnesses to the case whatsoever. I really don't think it's the lack of humanity. We have this cultural fear of sticking out from the crowd. ****, I remember when I was 12, I saw a burning school bus while riding my bus down the highway. No one stopped to help. It's possibly the greatest regret I've had, not jumping in to help. I too, am guilty of the good I didn't do.
        AnalogJesse
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Including Japan, where people were volunteering to go into contaminated nuclear plants in hopes that they could save the lives of others? And where people didn't panic-buy products because they didn't want to be selfish? Get your generalizations out of here, please. Thanks.
          Andre Neves
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AnalogJesse
          Yes I am generalizing and sorry if it doesn't fit with your "politically correctness", but it's the truth. Go on youtube and just spend a good hour sifting thru accident videos. You'll see that a majority of the ones that take place in Asian countries show a pattern in where pedestrians & motorists lack that "helping" instinct in the event of a nearby accident involving another human being. It's the truth. So you and everyone else who down-voted my comment can continue to be politically-correct while I continue to speak my mind.
        David
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        More than half of the world's population reside in Asia, there will be good and bad people. Yes I believe most Americans are good people at heart, but don't let that fool you to believe that America are nothing but kind hearted people. Here is what some Americans did during Katrina... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9131493/ Here is what some Japanese people did after the tsunami... http://abcnews.go.com/International/honest-japanese-return-78-million-cash-found-quake/story?id=14322940 Your "truth" is somehow only based on videos of car accidents, even though they seem to help each other out in widespread natural disaster, something we can't seem to do very well during Katrina. By the way, your idea that America "is full of heroes" seems to have a hole since in the video you will clearly see a douchebag in a suit just watching and not helping out the others. Like I said, there are good people and bad, and they could be any where.
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