This is the unedited full length video of the rescue of the Biker in Logan Utah from under a burning car by bystanders. WARNING: This video is looong. If you suffer from ADD, please look for the edited version.
This version shows not only the heroic rescue of the biker, but also the rather slow and incompetent response of Police who tried to prevent bystanders from helping the victim, and then just stood by and watched as the bystanders rescued the man and administered first aid to him.
The victim is reported to be making a good recovery in the Hospital, with surprisingly relatively minor injuries.
One local source who was critical of how Police and the Fire Department responded to the incident said, "The cop in the video was doing nothing. All the rescuers were civilians. Friends there when it happened said the cop was telling them to back off and they defied his orders. Nobody I talked to at the scene were impressed with response times from anybody. The first fireman appears at 5:56 in the video. I can ride a bicycle from the spot to the 2nd north firestation in less time than that. The ambulance was a while after that. Hats off to the civilians. Here's hoping the cops, fireman, and ambulance people can pick up the pace."
Another source added, "From the video it looks like the cops are really good at two things... 1. Talking on their radios and 2. Standing around looking cool. Thank goodness the man stopped them from picking up the victim and moving him. They could have paralyzed him if he had a back injury. It was obvious the patient was NOT the prioriy."
Still other sources added, "The fact that a bystander was administering first aid and not the police or fire department is a little crazy. Unless that guy was a first responder or ER doc, the cops should have enough basic training to handle it" and "It's awesome, but after they drag the guy out, NO ONE helps him, or checks to see if he's breathing for a little while. Yikes!"
In: Regional News
Tags: Logan, Utah, Bystanders, Rescue, Biker, from, Under, Burning, Car, Unedited, Live and Death, trapped Rescue, Police, Cops, Fire, Ambulance,
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