Good Samaritans rescue motorcyclist trapped under fiery car after crash in Utah
On Tuesday, Intermountain Medical Center spokesman Jess Gomez said Wright was expected to be moved from intensive care to a regular room at the Murray hospital and upgraded to satisfactory condition.
"Brandon is doing pretty well, very well considering what happened," Wright's uncle Tyler Riggs said during a news conference Tuesday. "He's going to make it out of this fine with some recovery."
Despite not wearing a helmet, Riggs said Wright had suffered no head trauma in the accident. Wright does have two broken legs, a broken pelvis, road rash, burns on his left foot and abrasions to his forehead.
Riggs said Wright, who was headed to study at a university computer lab, tried to protect himself by laying his bike down before the collision. Riggs also said Wright remembers some details from the crash and told the family he felt scared and could see and feel the flames.
"He remembers being under the car, spitting up blood and not being able to talk," Riggs said.
Riggs said Wright has not seen the video of his rescue. The family, he said is grateful to the "angels who came to his aid."
"They risked their lives doing it," he said. It restores your faith in humanity."
The driver of the BMW, whom Curtis believes was among the group that helped lift the car, suffered only minor injuries. He's been identified as John Johnson, the head of USU's Department of Management Information Systems in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
Johnson did not respond to email and phone messages from The AP on Tuesday. Curtis said he didn't know whether any citations would be issued or charges filed.
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