A Chinese motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after he plowed into a dump truck, caught on fire, and was dragged to safety by the truck's driver, all caught on video.

According to WKRG, a man identified only as Chen was speeding down a busy thoroughfare on his motorcycle in Nanchang, in eastern China, when a heavily loaded dump truck pulled into the road to make a left turn. Unable to stop in time, Chen barreled straight into the truck. He hit one of the truck's saddle tanks, which immediately engulfed him, his bike, and the truck's cab in flames.

Yang Juyong, the truck driver, and his passengers bailed out and rushed to Chen's aid. They dragged the burning motorcyclist to the roadside and smothered the flames that had engulfed him.

"My truck was also on fire at that time. The door on my side could not open as the fire was darting over. I opened the door on the passenger side and jumped out. Then I rushed to the injured man and rescued him," Juyong told a local Chinese new agency. "The first thing that came into my mind was rescuing the man. I did not care that my truck was burned. What I was thinking was trying to rescue that man first."

Chen was rushed to a nearby hospital, and firefighters eventually put out the raging fire. Miraculously, Chen's injuries weren't life-threatening, but the bike and the truck were heavily damaged.

Police said Chen was speeding and unable to stop in time when Juyong's truck entered the intersection.

As a rider myself, I hate seeing a fellow rider go down, and I'm glad he made it out of this alive. Maybe next time he'll pay a little better attention to cross traffic and speed limits.

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