A Good Samaritan recording a deadly multi-car pileup on a California freeway miraculously saved a motorcyclist who smashed into the wreck and got tossed onto the busy roadway, video shows.
Christopher Le was riding on the freeway in Riverside, Calif., when his motorcycle struck the flaming, damaged vehicle head on, and was flung through the air, according to the footage.
When onlooker David Pride of San Bernardino initially saw Christopher Le hit the street, he thought Le was dead, he told ABC 7, which first reported the crash. Pride’s video shows cars and semi-trucks narrowly avoiding Le’s body.
But then Pride saw Le move, and he ran into the traffic to move Le to safety.
“I see he’s still moving, I know he’s alive [and] I just grab him. Using my upper body strength, I just grabbed him, took him all the way to the side where it was clear” Pride told the station.
One died and four were injured during the Wednesday pileup, Fox 11 reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
“I just really want to thank you for, for doing what you did out there, for putting your life on the line, pulling me out of the road, man. I really appreciate it,” Le said in a video message recorded in his hospital room and sent to Pride by CBS Los Angeles.