K.J. Osborn has often been a Sunday night savior when the Vikings have needed him most. Whether that has been in an overtime thriller against the Panthers or jumpstarting US Bank Stadium to achieve the largest comeback in NFL History. But this past Sunday, the Vikings’ receiver was a hero of a different sort.
Sharing his experience on Adam Schefter‘s podcast, Osborn described the scene when he and his party arrived at the crash.
He was on his way home when his Uber driver reacted first to the scene of a car crash under a bridge in Austin, TX. After his car was parked along the side of the road, the entire party (driver, himself, and three others with Osborn) exited the vehicle and helped the man from the burning wreckage. “[We] went over to the area and his car, again, was in flames,” he recounts to Schefter, “this is obviously a big risk, I don’t have experience in this. In my head, I’m thinking this car could blow up at any second and it would all be over.”
Right Place Right Time. 💜 pic.twitter.com/Jxcn0qBouC
— KJ Osborn (@KJ_Osborn) March 7, 2023
Retelling the story, Osborn doesn’t neglect to tell of the bravery of both the people of his party and of the Uber driver, “he [the driver] went right up to the car, he opened the door, you know, he’s trying to see if the guy is alive. And I’m like, ‘man this guy is brave’.”
The crash victim was unable to move his lower body during the incident, but after maneuvering in the vehicle Osborn was able to carry him a safe distance from the wreckage before authorities arrived to provide proper treatment.
Osborn told Schefter that the injuries were thankfully not severe, indicating the man suffered no serious injuries and that he intends to visit him in the hospital soon.
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