A motorcycle and a car recently collided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, flames erupted. In a split second, the motorcyclist found himself trapped beneath the fiery wreckage.
Walter Rivera, 24, of Feltonville, had been speeding his Suzuki north on Wyoming, down a hill from an old railroad bridge, when a woman driving a car made an illegal U-turn, police said. Rivera skidded into the car, sparks and flames flying. The bike burst into fire. Rivera was trapped underneath, unconscious...
John Solecki, a 51-year-old SEPTA revenue manager, was checking e-mails at his Second and Wyoming office when he heard screeching tires and a crash through his closed window.
Solecki's secretary began to scream, "He's on fire, he's on fire!" Immediately, Solecki ran outside and, with a neighbor's help, pulled Rivera to the side of the road.
Luckily, Rivera, who was without a helmet and wearing shorts, survived the ordeal. In the end, he walked away having sustained some broken bones and burns.
Tags: motorcycle, crash, accident, strangers, rescue, fire, blaze, scary
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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