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 elections, and was returning to Bengaluru when the accident occurred.
A truck carrying sugar bags on NH-4 tried to overtake Harish’s Bajaj Pulsar. The vehicle brushed 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. In the meantime, Jas Toll Company, which manages a stretch of the highway, sent an ambulance.
“Two ambulances reached Harish within 7-8 minutes of the accident being reported. He was rushed to the nearest hospital. He died a few minutes after being taken there,” DSP Rajendra Kumar said.