Indian man miraculously survives being pierced in the chest with a six-foot iron bar after a car tire burst
Indian man who was pierced in the chest with 6-foot iron bar after his car tire burst miraculously survives after missing his heart by HALF an inch
- Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving when a car tire burst and the car crashed into a guardrail
- The crash sent a six-foot-long and three-inch-thick rod through Hardeep’s chest
- Doctors were able to remove the rod after nearly five hours of surgery
- They said Rod missed his heart by half an inch, hit no vital organs
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
An Indian man miraculously survived after a car crash had a six-foot-long iron bar stuck through his chest.
Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving his minitruck in Bathinda, India, on Thursday when one of the truck’s tires burst and caused the vehicle to crash into a barrier.
The four-inch rod impaled Hardeep, tore a huge hole through his chest cavity and fractured his rib and shoulder blade.
Incredibly, Hardeep survived the injury and was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors managed to remove the rod from his body after a four and a half hour operation.
Hardeep underwent four and a half hours of surgery to remove the rod from his chest
He was found shortly after the accident by another driver, who took him to a nearby hospital where doctors began to cut away the iron bar
A CT scan revealed that Hardeep had a broken rib and shoulder blade, but incredibly, the bar was missing all of his vital organs
Hardeep, who lives in Abohar and works for India’s largest automaker Tata Motors, was driving to work along the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi road at 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday when a burst tire caused the car to veer off course.
He was unable to recover the car, which left the road and crashed into a guardrail.
A six-foot-long and four-inch-thick iron bar came loose during the crash and pierced Hardeep’s chest, but incredibly missed all of his vital organs.
The accident was noticed by another driver, who along with the local people managed to help the injured Hardeep into his car and drive him to a nearby hospital just off the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi road.
On arrival, Hardeep was still conscious despite being in great pain, but the doctors were unable to perform an X-ray due to the sheer size of the rod that had entered his chest.
Doctors reported that Hardeep chanted ‘Waheguru’ as he entered the hospital, the Sikh word for God, and said that Waheguru would not let anything happen to him as he had not harmed anyone in his life.
After about four and a half hours of surgery, the doctors were able to use powerful knives to saw off and remove the end of the rod before drawing the blood.
A CT scan revealed that he had suffered a broken rib and shoulder blade from the impact, but none of his organs had been damaged.
Hardeep had a four-inch hole in his chest and was put on a ventilator as a precaution to aid his breathing while he recovered from the severe trauma, but doctors say he is now ‘out of danger’.
Doctors used very strong cutters to saw off the end of the bar before removing the remaining piece of iron from Hardeep’s chest. After the operation, he was put on a ventilator as a precaution
Hardeep had a huge hole in his chest after surgery, but the doctors managed to successfully remove the entire rod and stop the bleeding
Despite a gaping wound and several broken bones, Hardeep is no longer in danger, according to his doctors
The accident happened about 70 miles from the border with Pakistan in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab.
Doctors said Hardeep was singing ‘Waheguru, Waheguru’ as he entered the hospital.
Waheguru, or “miraculous enlightener,” is the most commonly used term for God by Sikhs.
Punjab is the only state in India where Sikhism is the majority religion. According to the Times of India, there are an estimated 20.8 million Sikhs in India, but this makes up less than two percent of India’s total population.