Vikings’ KJ Osborn recalls heroic effort to save man from burning car: ‘Definitely a crazy situation’
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver KJ Osborn opened up about saving a man from a burning car in Texas when he appeared on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning.
Osborn explained the “crazy situation” to co-host Ainsley Earhardt. The NFL player said he believed he was placed in that spot for a reason, as he revealed he wouldn’t even have been to Texas if his trainer hadn’t moved upstate, and secondly had his first Uber ride missed.
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“At first I started running to the fire with Abdul and then I started to think for a second. This car could explode. We’re not sure what could happen to this vehicle. But my Uber driver, Abdul, we went straight to the fire car, he opened the passenger door,” Osborn explained. “He was checking to see if the driver was okay. We’re trying to see if he was alive and moving and things like that. And then we end up going to the car and back from the car because we don’t know if it would happen.” go up in flames.
“Eventually the driver was able to muster enough strength to move his upper body into the passenger seat and extend his arms and call for help. And then we all went down and were able to pull him out. But we were still close to the car and we didn’t know if it was going to explode I was able to pick it up and we were able to carry it 10-15 meters and we were able to get it out of the situation.
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“Absolutely crazy situation. Like I said in my post, God does exist and the timing really was for everything. I would never have been to Austin, Texas if my trainer hadn’t moved here. I missed my first Uber and “I was in my second Uber. The timing of it was crazy. Glad I could be there.”
Osborn credited his dream of joining the Secret Service or the FBI as the reason he acted in the first place. He said that the courage and bravery of those around him strengthened his determination at that time.
“Football didn’t matter then,” he said. “We were trying to save a man’s life.”
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Osborn initially posted about the incident on his social media accounts on Monday. He is about to enter his fourth season with the Vikings.