MTV “The Challenge” star Nelson Thomas recently took to Instagram to thank Minnesota Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn and three others for pulling him out of an enflamed vehicle to safety.
The accident occurred on March 5, 2023, in Austin, Texas.
Nelson Thomas captioned his post:
I was involved in a car accident. I want to thank kJ: @kj_osborn_ @nfl @vikings for being on the scene and filming my rescue. I am forever grateful to Abdulmejied Hairedin: @_abdu6435, Rita: @Afri_qveen, and Arthur: @arthur_1er_
For pulling me out of a burning vehicle, risking their own lives to save mine. Words can’t explain how grateful I am to be alive. God is truly great and he has you in his hands no matter who you are.
I’m in high spirits and getting stronger. This will be a long road to recovery but to my fans, friends and family please keep me in your prayers.
#godisgood #life #understanding #why #thankful
The post also includes footage of the rescue. (click the right arrow)
See Nelson’s original IG post below:
K.J. Osborn recalled the scary chain of events on a “Fox & Friends” news segment:
Initially I started running to the fire with Abdul and then I started thinking for a second. This car could blow up. We’re not sure what could happen with this vehicle. But my Uber driver, Abdul, we went right up to the car, he opened the passenger door,” Osborn explained. “He was seeing if the driver was OK. We’re trying to see if he was alive and moving and things like that. And eventually we’re moving toward the car and back from the car because we don’t know if it would bust into more flames.
Eventually the driver was able to muster enough strength to move his upper body to the passenger seat and kind of be able to pull his arms out and ask for help. And that’s when we all went down and we were able to pull him out. But we were still close to the car and we didn’t know whether it was going to blow up. I was able to pick him up and we were able to carry him 10-15 yards and we were able to get him out of that situation.
Definitely a crazy situation. As I said in my post, God is real and the timing was real for all of it. I would’ve never been in Austin, Texas, had my trainer not moved down here. I missed my first Uber and I was in my second Uber. The timing of it was crazy. Happy I was able to be there.
K.J. said that he was assisted by his Uber driver Abdul and a friend group (Rita and Arthur) in the rescue.
Watch the FOX news report below:
K.J. posted a picture of the rescue team to his Instagram account, along with some pictures from the accident scene.
He captioned his post:
Most of the time the saying goes “wrong place wrong time.” But this time I believe God had me, us, at the right place at the exact right time.
Last night myself and these 3 absolute hero’s helped save a mans life by rescuing him from a vehicle up in flames after a bad crash. A situation I’d never imagine being apart of in a million years.
I’ll leave you with this. God is real. And His LOVE is real. He will send his angels to be camped around you and provide you with his grace and mercy. 💜
See K.J. Osborn’s original IG post below:
Shouts out to K.J., Abdul, Rita, and Arthur for being heroes.
We wish Nelson Thomas a speedy recovery.
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Source: FOX News