As he lied on the ground, his body severed in half after being crushed by a truck, 23-year-old Harish Nanjappa had but one dying wish – to help others. he clung on to life, he pleaded with those who took him to hospital, and the doctors, to harvest his organs and donate these to those in need. A Super Hero, Who even in face of death, all he thought was helping a stranger with his organs.
Harish Nanjappa, 23, died due to injuries within minutes of being taken to a hospital. The doctors harvested his eyes and donated these to a hospital.
A truck carrying sugar bags tried to overtake Harish’s Bajaj Pulsar. The truck then pushed against the motorcycle, throwing Harish under the wheels of the truck. The lower half of his body was crushed into halves. For a few minutes, he lay on the highway, pleading for help even as vehicles passed by.
Some passers-by filmed Harish, waist up, flailing his arms, while others informed cops who called for an ambulance. In the meantime, Jas Toll Company, which manages a stretch of the highway, sent an ambulance.
Harish’s eyes were harvested as he had requested and given to a hospital.
Dr Bhujang Shetty, chairman of Narayana Netralaya said, “We’ve collected Harish’s eyes as he was keen on donating his organs. It’s astounding how a man who was split into two and lying on the road was able to think with such clarity. It’s unheard of. He did not suffer head injuries because he was wearing a helmet.”
Despite a Supreme Court order, people still refuse to help accident victims. It was heroic of Harish to think of donating his organs to help others even as he lay in the middle of a road.
Timely intervention could have saved Harish’s life if only people had stopped to help him rush to a hospital sooner, Harish suffered a ‘crash injury’, wherein his bones, muscles, blood vessels and skin were completely severed from his body. But even dismembered victims can be saved with prompt rescue, which is this case, failed to happen.