Vikings’ KJ Osborn recalls heroic effort to save man from burning car: ‘Definitely a crazy situation’
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver KJ Osborne opened up about saving a man from a burning car in Texas when he appeared on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning.
Osbourne explained the “crazy situation” to co-host Aisley Earhardt. The NFL player said he believes he was put in that spot for one reason as he revealed that he wouldn’t even be in Texas if his trainer hadn’t moved to the state, and secondly, missing his first Uber ride. went
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“Initially I started running towards the fire with Abdul and then I started thinking for a second. This car could blow up. We’re not sure what could happen to this vehicle. But my Uber driver, Abdul, we absolutely Walked up. The car, he opened the passenger door,” Osborne explained. “He was checking to see if the driver was OK. We’re trying to see if he’s alive and walking and things like that. And eventually we’re moving to the car and back from the car because we don’t have to. Know whether it will happen or not. Burns in another fire.
“Eventually the driver was able to muster enough strength to move his upper body into the passenger seat and kind of put his arms out and call for help. And that’s when we all went down and we got him. were able to pull out. But we were still close to the car and we didn’t know if it was going to explode or not. I was able to pick him up and we were able to carry him 10-15 yards and we They were able to get him out of that situation.
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“Definitely a crazy situation. Like I said in my post, God is real and the timing for all of this was real. I would never be in Austin, Texas, if my trainer hadn’t been here. I Missed the first Uber and I was in my second Uber. The timing was crazy. Glad I made it there.”
Osborne cites his dream of joining the Secret Service or the FBI as the reason he jumped into action in the first place. He said the bravery and courage of those around him strengthened his resolve at that moment.
“Football didn’t matter then,” he said. “We were trying to save a man’s life.”
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Osbourne posted about the incident on her social media accounts on Monday. He is about to enter his fourth season with the Vikings.