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Survivor speaks on 2-year anniversary of rescue from fiery crash scene

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Sep 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-12 23:33:56-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- We first saw the incredible video two years ago;  images of a BMW and motorcycle tangled together, crumpled and on fire.

With each second, more and more bystanders and good Samaritans raced to try and free Brandon Wright. He is so far underneath the car you can’t see him. He’s pinned with seven broken bones, and he is bleeding. Within seconds, more than a dozen people work together and lift the car on its side and Wright is pulled to safety.

That was then. Now, exactly two years later, he thinks back to that day and says, “I’m the luckiest guy in the world, that’s without a doubt.”

Wright is back on his motorcycle, admittedly a more aware and defensive driver. But before he got back on, he said he practiced.

“I went to an empty parking lot, just totally opened up, slammed on the brakes, I guess just practiced getting into hairy situations,” he said. “I feel like that made me a lot better rider.”

Wright is currently taking a break from school but plans to return this time next year.

“When I went back to school the first time pretty quick after the wreck it was pretty difficult, and I just needed to kind of get my brain recovered from the brain injury that I had,” he said.

Wright tells FOX 13 News he still deals with a significant amount of pain in his legs and back, but it doesn’t stop him from doing what he loves, and it’s a passion his family supports.

“It took them awhile to get used to it, but they know that’s just who I am,” he said. “I mean, I’ll ride every day until the day I die.”

Wright said he plans to continue with a degree in graphic design when he returns to school, and he said he wants to focus more of his time on charity work.