Extended: Vikings’ KJ Osborne helps save people from burning cars in Texas
KJ Osborne of the Minnesota Vikings was able to help rescue a motorist after a fiery crash in Austin, Texas while on his way to practice.
“Right place right time,” Osborne, 25, tweeted Monday, along with photos of Sunday’s crash, other rescuers involved and the damaged vehicle.
Right place right time. 💜 pic.twitter.com/Jxcn0qBouC
— KJ Osborn (@KJ_Osborn) March 7, 2023
In a statement accompanying the photographs, Osborne wrote, “Most of the time the saying goes ‘wrong place at wrong time.’ But I believe God put me, us, in the right place at the right time.”
Osborne said that he and “3 absolute (heroes)” worked together to save the man’s life, pulling him from a burning car after a bad accident, “a situation I never would have imagined in (a part) million years.”
“I picked him up, you know, he’s bleeding, his blood is all over me,” Osborne said. “We moved him 10, 15 yards away from the car, in case it exploded.”
“Eventually, you know, the fire truck came and the ambulance and the police and everything like that. And they were just thanking us that we saved this guy’s life. And without us, you know, he would have burned for sure. In that car.”
Osborn, who is a wide receiver for the Vikings, previously played for the University of Buffalo and the University of Miami before being drafted by the team in 2020. He caught 60 passes and scored six touchdowns this past season.
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