Bengaluru, Feb 18: 'Man divided in two pieces' alive, was one of the most horrific road accidents which will remain unforgettable in minds of people.Manjunath Yadav, an ambulance driver, who saw badly mutilated body of the accident victim, lying on a road in two pieces from far, was sure enough that the man was dead, but while coming close he saw he was moving his hands and was asking for water.
He stopped his vehicle away from that incident and informed Nelamangala Police station about the horrific road accident and said " the man was dead and was divided into two pieces on the road."
After reaching close, I was stunned to see that 23-year-old, Harrish Nanjappa, was alive after a truck rammed over his bike in Nelamangala on Tuesday, Feb 16. He was asking for water. I rushed backed towards my ambulance to get some water.
"When I came back someone was already giving him water", Manjunath told a media.
Harish, was a resident of Koratagere village and was directly coming from his native place. Harish was staying in Veeraraghavana Palya with his wife and children. I don't know for how long he was lying on the road alive. I reached after six minutes of phone call, I thought that there might be a chance of his survival, so I tried to lift him alone but was not able to take him towards my ambulance.
Meanwhile, I asked people who were gathered there to help me, but most of them were busy in taking pictures and video and nobody came forward to lift him up. As they were scared to involve themselves into an accident case.
Later, after a minute, a 108 ambulace arrived with nurses and they rushed him towards a nearby hospital. By the time, Nelamangala police also arrived.
On the way, Harish informed about his native place and few contact numbers, but I thought he has lost his control on life and was unfocused.
Finally, we reached Nelamangala government hospital and doctor rushed him towards emergency room. But sadly, doctor tried to save him but failed.
After 10 minutes, Harish was brought back covered in a shroud. Manjunath was helpless and told a media that, "As an ambulance driver, I have seen many dead bodies as I work in 15 km of this area, but never seen such a road accident where the almost dead person was talking. I felt happy to see him talking and I wish he would have survived. But I am sure, people will remember this incident for long."