MURRAY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Brandon Wright remembers the moments after a motorcycle crash when his body was pinned underneath a 3800 pound BMW as the bike he was riding burst into flames only feet away near the car's hood.
Wright is expected to make a full recovery and has already talked with his family about the horrific experience. His uncle Tyler Riggs sat down to talk with ABC 4 about what he said.
"He did remember being under the car and the flames and when he couldn't talk he was scared to death. He thought it was over," said Riggs.
He thought it was over when the car holding him down started to rise and he was pulled from underneath by his leg.
Amazingly the video was captured by a Utah State University graduate student who was preparing to film a lecture. When he saw the fire he turned the camera to capture the entire rescue.
The video has gone viral generating more than 60,000 hits on YouTube and attracting the attention of a world audience on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and her network competitors and other major cable news networks.
This story begins when Brandon was riding his bike to a computer lab at Utah State University where his uncle says he is a student.
The BMW pulled out in front of Brandon. He ditched the bike just before impact likely saving his life, but the move pinned him under the car.
"He does remember the crash happening. He remembers being under the car spitting up blood and not being able to talk, said Riggs.
He was scared and trapped. He didn't know what to do.
Then, the miracle happened. "He knew the flames were there and he couldn't speak until after he was pulled out," said Riggs.
Brandon has not seen the video. "I don't think he really understands the video exists. At some point after things calm down someone might introduce it to him and ask him if he wants to see it," said Riggs.
"He knows people saved him yesterday and they are our heros...if those were the 12 people that were around right there. There's got to be a lot more like that and I think we're OK. We're going to be OK," said Riggs.
Brandon was removed from the ICU and has already started his physical therapy.
Riggs says you could not tell he was in a crash by looking at his face. He only has one scar on his forehead.
He was not wearing a helmet, but has no brain or nerve damage.
He is recovering from broken legs, a broken pelvis, road rash and a bad burn to his left leg.