Student reunited with trooper, others who helped save him

March 29, 2013 8:06:21 PM PDT
A University of Illinois student says he owes his life to four people, one of whom is an Illinois State trooper who helped pull a car off of him.

Ethan Asofsky and trooper Brian Scott were reunited Friday, days after the officer and three others lifted a car off the college senior.

A speeding driver lost control in Monday's snowstorm and plowed into Asofsky.

"All of a sudden you hear the tires screeching, see it turn sideways and head directly for Ethan," Scott said. "I was in a snow coffin of sorts where I couldn't really move anything. My face was pinned against the bottom of the car. The car was sitting on top of him. He kept saying, 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe.'"

The officer, the driver who hit him and an unknown person all lifted up the car, and Asofsky's friend grabbed him by the ankles and pulled him out.