In Traffic Jam, Cop Carries Injured Man to Hospital
Mumbai officer hailed as a hero
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2014 12:56 PM CDT
Motorists drive at a traffic jam in Mumbai, India, in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

(Newser) – A Mumbai police officer is getting the hero's treatment for bringing a seriously injured man to the hospital the only way he could: He carried him on his shoulders. As the Mumbai Mirror reports, the man suffered leg and head injuries when he apparently fell from a train. Constable Prashant Tanaji Golem first tried to transport him to the hospital by vehicle, but the city's infamous traffic made that impossible. "We had already lost some time and I was concerned that the victim's condition might worsen," says Golem, so up on his shoulders went the patient as the officer hoofed it. Despite the nontraditional transport, the patient is doing fine, and his father credits police with saving his son's life.

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Jul 27, 2014 11:05 AM CDT
Marked as Spam?
Jul 26, 2014 8:47 PM CDT
The traffic is caused by people driving in to telemarketing call centers and IT "help" desks.
Jul 26, 2014 2:56 PM CDT
But first he put him in a chokehold and pounded his head into the street. No wait that was in Mumbai not America.