Students, Workers Lift Burning Car Off of Trapped Motorcyclist: VIDEO


You always hope that people will come together and help in an emergency. This time, in Utah, they did:

Abbass Sharif remembers only that something needed to be done as he, a fellow Utah State University doctoral candidate and more than half dozen others lined up on one side of the 4,000-pound car. They were able to lift it within moments, allowing one of the rescuers to pull Brandon Wright to safety.

“The chance of him dying if we don’t do it is like 100 percent,” the 28-year-old Sharif said, recalling the sequence of events that played out Monday in Logan, a college town roughly 90 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Watch the incredible video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:01am ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Utah