An Indian man stabbed in the chest with a 6ft IRON BAR after his car tire blew out miraculously survives after missing his heart by half an inch
- Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving when a car tire blew out and the car crashed into a barrier
- The impact sent a rod six feet long and four inches thick through Hardeep’s chest
- After nearly five hours of surgery, doctors were able to remove the staff
- They said the wand missed his heart by half an inch and did not hit any vital organs
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
An Indian man has miraculously survived after being stabbed in the chest with a six-foot iron bar in a car crash.
Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving his mini truck in Bathinda, India, on Thursday when one of the truck’s tires blew out and the vehicle slammed into a barrier.
The four-inch-thick rod impaled Hardeep, ripping a huge hole through his chest cavity and fracturing his rib and shoulder blade.
Incredibly, Hardeep survived the injury and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors managed to remove the staff from his body after a four-and-a-half hour operation.
Hardeep underwent four and a half hours of surgery to remove the staff from his chest
He was found shortly after the accident by another driver who took him to a nearby hospital where doctors began cutting out the iron bar
A CT scan revealed Hardeep suffered a fractured rib and shoulder blade, but incredibly the staff missed all of his vital organs
Hardeep, who lives in Abohar and works for India’s largest automaker Tata Motors, was driving to work on the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi road at 1:30pm local time on Thursday when a blown tire caused the car to go off course.
He was unable to recover the car, which went off the road and crashed into a barrier.
An iron rod six feet long and four inches thick was dislodged on impact and impaled through Hardeep’s chest, but incredibly missing all of his vital organs.
The accident was discovered by another driver who, along with locals, managed to help the injured Hardeep into his car and drive him to a nearby hospital just off the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi road.
Upon arrival, Hardeep was still conscious despite being in great pain, but doctors were unable to take an X-ray due to the sheer size of the staff that had entered his chest.
Doctors reported that Hardeep chanted “Waheguru” as he entered the hospital, the Sikh word for God, saying that Waheguru would not allow anything to happen to him as he had not harmed anyone in his life.
After an operation lasting around four and a half hours, the doctors were able to saw off and remove the end of the rod with high-strength cutting devices before the blood was staunched.
A CT scan showed he had suffered a fractured rib and shoulder blade from the impact, but that 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 support his breathing as he recovered from the severe trauma, but doctors say he is now “out of danger”.
The doctors used high-strength cutters to saw off the end of the bar before removing the remaining length of iron from Hardeep’s chest. After the operation, he was ventilated as a precaution
Hardeep had a huge hole in his chest after surgery, but doctors managed to successfully remove the entire staff and stop the bleeding
Despite a gaping wound and multiple 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 that Hardeep sang “Waheguru, Waheguru” as he entered the hospital.
Waheguru, or “miraculous enlightener,” is the term most commonly used by Sikhs for God.
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 accounts for less than two percent of India’s total population.