LOGAN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A motorcycle crash in Logan just outside Utah State University trapped a young man beneath a burning car Monday morning.
Good Samaritans jumped into action and likely the sole reason the young man survived, albeit serious injuries.
Flames were shooting in the air as 21-year-old Brandon Wright of Logan was trapped beneath the hot metal. Calls for help flooded 911 Dispatch.
Caller: “Looks like someone might be under the vehicle. Cars are burning. You better send somebody out here.”
Wright was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 89 when a black BMW pulled out in front of him. Logan Police tell ABC 4 that Wright deliberately laid his bike over to avoid a collision. That’s when his bike went up in flames and he was trapped underneath the BMW.
911 Caller: “I think I'm going to back up…the motorcycle is spitting out fire and I don't know if it's going to explode or not.”
While Wright was trapped under the car a miracle happened. About a dozen men used teamwork, strength and bravery to lift the burning car off of Wright and set him free.
“I'm impressed. I'm impressed that that many people would get involved especially when there's fire involved,” said Assistant Logan Police Chief Jeff Curtis.
The crash happened about fifty yards from a construction project underway at USU. When crews working there heard the crash they dropped what they were doing and rushed to the scene to help. Some men ran through campus grabbing fire extinguishers and calling for help.
911 Dispatch: “It's on fire as well?”
911 Caller: The motorcycle is on fire and the car is starting on fire right now. I think it's going to go right now.”
Anvar Suyundikov didn’t hesitate when he heard the calls for help.
“I saw a lot of blood especially close to the head. Before I pulled he wasn't breathing and when I pulled he started to breathe,” said Suyundikov.
Suyundikov lifts the car with a team of strangers, reaches underneath the car and pulls Wright away from the inferno to safety.
“I was afraid. It was very close the fire. It was a very tall fire,” said Suyundikov.
Still, Suyundikov doesn’t consider himself a hero.
“I don't know. But, I don't think so that I'm a hero. I was just in the right moment to help him,” said Suyundikov.
But, safe at Intermountain Medical Center, Wright’s family may beg to differ.
Wright was airlifted to Murray’s IMC in critical condition. His father told Logan Police he is stable.