Former NFL defensive end, Brandon Bair, saves a truck driver from his flaming semi-truck, mere seconds after it was struck by a train.
The scene took place on Highway 20 in St. Anthony, Idaho. Idaho residents described the scene as ripped straight from an action movie. The main hero of this story just so happened to be, Brandon Bair, a former NFL defensive end.
Bair said he saw the train blow into the semi-truck, which triggered an immediate explosion. After calling 911, Bair heard a voice come from the car and quickly spurred into action.
“It was a conscious decision that I’m going in because he needs help right now,” Bair told East Idaho News. “I ran up to the window and saw dripping, hot flames all over inside of the truck. I could see a guy in a seatbelt and was able to reach in and get it off of him. He was talking, and I told him we had to get out of here now.
The man Bair saved is 25-year-old Steven Jenson, who Bair pulled through the window of the car, mere minutes before the truck exploded.
“We walked away, and within seconds, the fire on the roof fell down inside, and the whole seat and cab went up in flames,” Bair said. “A few minutes later, there were a couple of big booms and explosions.”
Jenson was airlifted to an area hospital and is currently in stable condition.
Who Is Brandon Bair, Football Player Turned Hero!
Bair’s time with the NFL was short. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011, after a collegiate career at Oregon. Later in his career, Bair went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders.
Bair finally retired in 2015. He currently lives in St. Anthony, Idaho with his wife and four daughters and is the general manager of Henry’s Fork Homes.
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