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The Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver saved a man from a burning car
March 9, 2023
When Minnesota quarterback KJ Osborn found himself in a life-or-death situation, he sprang into action to help. Osborn rushed to a burning car with three other “absolute heroes” to help save the man trapped inside before the bad situation got any worse.
NFL star KJ Osborn and three other Good Samaritans saved a man’s life
Osborn shared his experience Instagram page with a carousel of photos of the frightening event.
“Most of the time, the saying goes ‘wrong place at the wrong time.’ But this time, I believe that God brought me, us, in the right place, at exactly the right time,” he began his caption. “Last night myself and these 3 absolute heroes helped save a man’s life by rescuing him from a burning vehicle after a serious accident. A situation that in a million years I couldn’t imagine living without.”
He ended his caption with a message: “I leave you with this. God is real. And His LOVE is real. He sends His angels to encamp around you and shower you with His grace and mercy. 💜”
KJ Osborn told his story on ‘Good Morning Football’
Osborn, 25, was riding in an Uber when his driver saw flames shooting out of a car on the side of the road in Austin, Texas, on Sunday night. The NFL player recounted the terrifying night to the NFL Network “Good morning soccer.”
“I was sitting in the back of an Uber, and I mean, I put my head down and my Uber driver started yelling. I think that’s what’s going on here, he said. “On the right side I see a car that just hit it like a pillar under a bridge. And there was fire.”
As they got closer to the wreckage, they began to think the worst about who was in the car at the time of the accident. “We passed the car, the airbags went off and we didn’t see anyone, so at that moment I thought the worst. I didn’t believe that guy was alive,” he said.
He went on to explain that the Uber driver pulled over and called the police, and he ran to the car, but began to think that the car might have exploded because of the fire.
“My Uber driver went right down and opened the passenger door and tried to see if this guy was alive. We see that he was alive,” he said. “We keep going back and forth, back and forth, because we had no idea about this car blowing up. The driver was able to muster enough strength to move his upper body to the passenger’s side.”
That’s when Osborn, along with three other Good Samaritans, one of whom was an Uber driver, was able to pull her out of the car. “We didn’t know if this car was going to blow up, so I picked it up then. He’s bleeding, his blood is on me, maybe I’ll take him 10-15 yards,” he explained.
Osborn said the driver of the accident was taken to the hospital by ambulance and his injuries did not appear to be serious in Monday’s episode.Adam Schefter podcast.” He also said he plans to meet his fellow rescuers and the person they saved at some point.
KJ Osborn’s social media followers call him and the other Good Samaritans heroes
Many of Osborn’s Instagram followers are commenting on his bravery and the fact that the four strangers are now heroes for what they did to help the man in the burning car.
“The world needs more people like you KJ🙏🏼,” wrote one follower. Another added: “Great footballer, even better person.”
The other person, Arthur, who helped save the man, also commented on Osborn’s post. “God is good @kj_osborn_ we are very happy that you helped save lives together… 🙏🏾”