A usual day in the life of Yogesh would have taken the most dramatic turn, eventually leading to his death, had three Delhi traffic cops not stepped in.
The 40-year-old was driving on National Highway 8 and was on his way back from Mahipalpur, when he fell unconscious at the steering wheel.
Thanks to the timely action of Assistant sub-inspector Shri Ram, along with Head Constable Bhal Singh and Constable Suresh, a major tragedy was averted.
At 12.30pm, the three Delhi Traffic police personnel were on monitoring duty around Hanuman Mandir near Connaught place in central Delhi, reported NDTV.
It was around the same time that they noticed a car with a Uttar Pradesh nameplate. When the oddly moving car drew near, they realised that the driver seemed to fallen unconscious at the wheel.
Leaping into action, the three men managed to stop the vehicle. They immediately pulled Yogesh out and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to him on the road, with vehicles moving all around them.
All it took was a few seconds for Yogesh to restart his breathing and consciousness. Once he was on his feet, the men called a police control room vehicle to take the man to the nearest hospital.
Yogesh was admitted to the Indian spinal injuries centre in Vasant Kunj.
Lauding the three traffic policemen, the Palam airport issued a statement saying, “The lifesaving incident of the staff is an exemplary work.”
(Edited By Vinayak Hegde)
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