23-Yr-Old Run Over by Truck asks Docs to Harvest Organs

A youth was cut into halves after a truck hit his motorcycle and ran over him on the Tumakuru-Bengaluru road on Tuesday morning. As 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.

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. Harish had gone to his home town Gubbi, in Tumakuru district, to vote in the panchayat poll, and was returning to Bengaluru when the accident occurred. A truck carrying sugar bags on NH-4 tried to overtake Harish's bike, brushing against the motorcycle, Nelamangala police said, throwing Harish under the wheels of the truck. The lower half of his body was thrown a few feet away. 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.
Jas Toll Company , which manages a stretch of the highway , sent an ambulance. Truck driver Varadaraj was ar rested and booked for causing a death due to rash driving, said DSP Rajendra Kumar.

Harish was employed with SSMS Pvt Ltd, a Whitefield company providing logistics solutions to banks. He is sur vived by his parents and a brother. “It's astounding how a man who was split into two and lying on the road was able to think with such clarity . He did not suffer head injuries as he was wearing a helmet,“ said Dr Bhujang Shetty, chair man, Narayana Netralaya.