An Indian man miraculously survived a car accident in which he was stabbed in the chest with an iron bar about 2 meters long, the Daily Mail of London reported Thursday.
On Thursday, 42-year-old Hadip Singh was driving his pickup truck in Batinda, India, when one of its tires burst, causing the vehicle to turn and hit an obstacle. A two-metre-long iron bar pierced Haddip, tearing a huge hole in his chest and breaking his ribs and shoulder blades.
Incredibly, however, Haddin survived the injury. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where, after four-and-a-half hours of surgery, doctors managed to remove the iron bar from his body.
At 1.30pm local time on Thursday, Haddip was driving to work when a sudden flat tire caused the car to derail, causing him to lose control and the car to crash off the road and into an obstacle.
A 2m long, 10cm thick iron fell off in the impact, puncturing Mr Hadip’s chest but not injuring any vital organs.
Another driver discovered the accident and he and locals managed to get the injured Haddip into the car and take him to a nearby hospital.
Upon arrival at the hospital, Haddip was conscious despite the pain, but doctors were unable to perform x-rays on him because the iron that pierced his chest was too strong, the report said. Doctors used a high-strength cutter to saw off the end of the rod and remove it before stopping the bleeding.
A CT scan revealed that Haddin had fractured his ribs and scapula, but his organs were not damaged. Eventually, the accident left a hole in Haddip’s chest, and as a precaution as he recovered from severe trauma, he put on a ventilator to help him breathe, but doctors said he was now “out of danger.”