Brandon Wright's dramatic rescue was caught on video Tuesday and has been seen around the world on television and on the Internet.
A group of bystanders pulled the 21-year-old out from under a burning BMW in Logan, Utah, after a traffic accident.
He fractured his right leg and pelvis, severely burned his feet, and bruised his lungs.
After three days in a Salt Lake City hospital, Wright has recovered enough to talk about the accident. He said he just wants the chance to thank the people who saved his life.
"I should have died when I hit the pavement. I should have died when I hit the car. I should have died when the car burst into flames. But I didn't for some reason and that makes life that much more precious to me" Wright said.
"I just wanted to thank all the heroes that put their lives on the line to save mine. They didn't know who I was," he continued.
"They just knew someone was in danger, and they stepped up, took a huge personal risk and I'm just forever in debt," he said.
"I think if he'd stayed there any significant length of time longer, his injuries would have been much more severe, and perhaps even lethal," Dr. Tom White, with the Intermountain Medical Center, said.
Doctors expect the young man will make a full recovery.
Wright said that with his second chance at life, he plans to be an advocate for motorcycle safety.
He said he plans to replace his wrecked motorcycle and buy the "most expensive helmet I can find" after he recovers from his injuries.