An Indian man who was pierced in the chest with a 6-foot IRON ROD after his car tire exploded miraculously survives after it grazed his heart by HALF a centimeter
- Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving when the tire burst and the vehicle crashed into a barrier.
- The crash sent a six-foot-long, four-inch-thick rod through Hardeep’s chest.
- Doctors were able to remove the rod after an almost five-hour operation.
- They said the rod missed the heart by half a centimeter and did not impact vital organs.
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An Indian man miraculously survived after a car accident put a six-foot-long iron bar through his chest.
Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving his mini-truck in Bathinda, India, on Thursday when one of the truck’s tires exploded, causing the vehicle to swerve into a barrier.
The four-inch-thick rod impaled Hardeep, opening a gaping hole in his chest cavity and breaking his rib and scapula.
Incredibly, Hardeep survived the injury and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors managed to remove the rod from his body after a four-and-a-half-hour operation.
Hardeep underwent a four-and-a-half-hour operation 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 cutting the iron bar.
A CT scan found that Hardeep suffered a broken rib and broken scapula, but incredibly the rod missed all of his vital organs.
Hardeep, who lives in Abohar and works for India’s largest car manufacturer, Tata Motors, was driving to work on the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi highway on Thursday at 1:30 pm local time when a burst tire caused the car to crash. would deviate from its course.
He was unable to recover the car as it left the road and crashed into a barrier.
A six-foot-long, four-inch-thick iron bar broke off in the crash and pierced Hardeep’s chest, but incredibly missed all his vital organs.
The accident was detected by another driver, who along with locals managed to help the injured Hardeep into his car and took him to a nearby hospital along the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi road.
On arrival, Hardeep was still conscious despite being in a lot of pain, but doctors were unable to perform an x-ray due to the large size of the rod that had penetrated his chest.
Doctors reported that Hardeep was singing ‘Waheguru’ when he entered the hospital, the Sikh word for God, and said that Waheguru would not let anything happen to him because he had not hurt anyone in his life.
After an operation lasting approximately four and a half hours, doctors were able to use heavy-duty cutters to cut the end of the rod and remove it, before stopping the bleeding.
A CT scan revealed that he suffered a fractured rib and scapula from the impact, but that none of his organs had been damaged.
Hardeep was left with a four-inch hole in his chest and was put on a ventilator as a precaution to help him breathe while he recovered from the severe trauma, but doctors say he is now “out of danger”.
Doctors used heavy-duty cutters to cut off the end of the rod before removing the rest of the iron from Hardeep’s chest. He was put on a respirator after the operation as a precaution.
Hardeep was left with a huge hole in his chest after the operation, but doctors managed to successfully remove the entire rod and stop the bleeding.
Despite suffering from an open wound and several broken bones, Hardeep is no longer in danger according to his doctors.
The accident occurred about 112 kilometers from the border with Pakistan, in the state of Punjab, in northwest India.
Doctors said Hardeep was chanting ‘Waheguru, Waheguru’ when he was admitted to the hospital.
Waheguru, or “wonderful illuminator,” is the term most commonly used by Sikhs to refer to God.
Punjab is the only state in India where Sikhism is the majority faith. According to the Times of India, there are an estimated 20.8 million Sikhs in India, but this represents less than two percent of India’s total population.