I-Team: Exclusive Video Shows Motorcycle Crash Victim Engulfed In Flames
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Video obtained exclusively by the CBS 3 I-Team shows neighbors and nearby workers racing into flames to pull an unconscious, badly injured motorcycle rider from a fiery crash at 2nd and Wyoming Avenues just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The video shows the motorycle skidding along Wyoming Avenue and crashing into a car before bursting into flames.
The rescuers head into the flames, dragging the victim to safety and dousing flames that have started to consume his clothing.
One nearby worker also grabs a fire extinguisher, using it on the victim’s clothing, then on the fire.
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Police say the victim, identified by investigators as Walter Rivera, suffered broken bones in both of his legs and third degree burns, but is expected to survive, due largely to the efforts of rescuers.
Reported by Walt Hunter, CBS 3