Braveheart van driver jumped in front of moving vehicle and saved 25 school kids
In an exceptional act of bravery and heroism, a van driver hailing from Chhattisgarh, India risked his life as jumped in front of an unmanned moving car to save the lives of 25 school children.
The incident occurred on December 5 when 30-year-old Shiv Yadav was driving 25 students of Harish English Medium School to the nearby rural area. On the way, Yadav stopped the car to take a break. The vehicle was on a slope and in first gear.
“One of the kids may have put the gear in neutral and then the van started rolling backwards. I ran a few meters downhill and threw myself under the wheels hoping that my body would act as a speed breaker. It worked,” Yadav said.
Yadav injured himself in the process and is now in hospital. None of the school kids suffered any serious injuries.