Friday, July 28, 2006

Real life Superman

A bystander at a road accident in the US heaved a car clean off a trapped teenage cyclist, possibly saving his life, police say.

City police say 18-year-old Kyle Holtrust was struck by a car as he peddled along a Tucson highway in southern Arizona and was pinned beneath it.

Tucson paintshop worker Tom Boyle grabbed the Chevrolet Camaro car and lifted it, allowing the driver to haul the injured cyclist clear.

"He lifted that side of the car completely off the ground," police spokesman Frank Amado said.

Mr Amado says Mr Holtrust is being treated in hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Local media say Mr Boyle is 1.93 metres tall and weighs 136 kilograms.

"It was outstanding," Mr Amado said.

"It is quite unusual to have that strength."

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