Indian man miraculously survives punctured in chest by 6-foot IRON ROD after tire burst
Indian man who was stabbed in the chest with 6-foot IRON ROD after his car tire miraculously burst, miraculously survives after missing his heart by half an inch
- Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving when tire burst and car hit a barrier
- The crash sent a six foot long and four inch thick rod through Hardeep’s chest
- Doctors were able to remove the rod after nearly five hours of surgery
- They said the rod missed his heart by half an inch, had no impact on vital organs
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
An Indian man miraculously survived after a car accident sent a six-foot 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 burst, causing the vehicle to hit a barrier.
The four-inch-thick bar impaled Hardeep, ripping a huge hole through his chest cavity and fracturing 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 four and a half hours of surgery.
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 cutting away the iron bar.
A CT scan revealed Hardeep had a fractured rib and shoulder blade, but unbelievably the rod 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 1.30pm local time on Thursday when a blowout caused the car to drift off course.
He was unable to retrieve the car that went off the road and hit a barrier.
A six foot long and four inch thick iron bar was detached in 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 locals managed to help the injured Hardeep into his car and take him to a nearby hospital just off the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi road.
On arrival, Hardeep was still conscious despite much pain, but doctors were unable to perform an X-ray due to the sheer size of the rod that had penetrated his chest.
Doctors reported that Hardeep chanted “Waheguru” when he entered the hospital, the Sikh word for God, and said that Waheguru wouldn’t let anything happen to him because he hadn’t harmed anyone in his life.
After about four and a half hours of surgery, the doctors were able to saw and remove the end of the rod with very strong cutters before draining the blood.
A CT scan revealed he suffered a fractured rib and shoulder blade from the impact, but none of his organs were damaged.
Hardeep was left with a 10cm hole in his chest and was placed on a ventilator as a precaution to ease his breathing as he recovered from the serious trauma, but doctors say he is now “out of danger”.
Doctors used very strong cutters to saw off the end of the rod before removing the remaining piece of iron from Hardeep’s chest. He was put on a ventilator after the operation as a precaution
Hardeep was left with a huge hole in his chest after surgery, but the doctors were able 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 Pakistan border in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab.
Doctors said Hardeep chanted “Waheguru, Waheguru” as he entered the hospital.
Waheguru, or ‘wonderful illuminator’, is the most commonly used term for God by Sikhs.
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 is less than two percent of India’s total population.