A traffic accident near Utah State University in Logan, Utah on Tuesday left a 21-year-old motorcyclist trapped underneath a burning car.
Brandon Wright was alive but severely injured and was unable to scream for help.
One by one, students, construction workers and other bystanders ran to the scene and worked to lift a 4,000-pound BMW off the motorcyclist.
A camera set up by several university students for a project captured video of the amazing rescue. The video shows 10 people joined in to help push the vehicle over so Wright could be moved. Placed on the Web, the video has become an Internet sensation and has been aired on the newscasts of several broadcast networks.
"I'm impressed. I'm impressed that that many people would get involved, especially when there's fire involved," Asst. Chief Jeff Curtis of the Logan Police Department noted.
Wright is recovering at a local hospital.
"I'm just very thankful for everyone that helped me out," Wright told The Associated Press by telephone from his hospital bed. "They saved my life."
His family is calling the people who lifted the car off of him "heroes."