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Traffic cop hailed a hero after saving 300 children by driving his patrol car into oncoming maniac

By The Siberian Times reporter
27 July 2015

Policeman Alexander Kosolapov fighting for life after instinctive bravery.

The cop is alive but in a critical condition in Abakan City hospital with serious multiple injuries. It was a 'miracle' he was not killed, said the source.  Picture: Abakan News

The officer from Khakassia was escorting nine buses with over 300 children when a lunatic driver suddenly drove at high speed towards the convoy on the wrong side of the road. 

With a split second to think, the heroic Kosolapov manoeuvred his Ford Focus patrol car into harms way, preventing a full-scale collision with the lead bus, but leaving him with devastating injuries, and his car a write-off. 

'The officer quickly assessed the situation and risking his own life, he managed to prevent a head-on collision,' said a police source. 

Car crash


Car crash


Car crash

The driver and four passengers of the onrushing car, among them a 10 year old child, were also injured and are now hospitalised. Pictures: Abakan News

The cop is alive but in a critical condition in Abakan City hospital with serious multiple injuries. It was a 'miracle' he was not killed, said the source. 

His car was reduced to a 'pile of metal'.

The driver and four passengers of the onrushing car, among them a 10 year old child, were also injured and are now hospitalised after the smash on the Abakan - Ak-Dovurak highway.

With a split second to think, the heroic Alexander Kosolapov manoeuvred his Ford Focus patrol car into harms way, preventing a full-scale collision with the lead bus. Picture: Ministry of Internal Afairs in Khakasia

Policeman saved bus with children

Comments (6)

Incredible! Absolutely a hero... wishing him a speedy and full recovery.
Adam, Chicago, IL, USA
18/08/2015 00:06
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300 children´s???
Ignacio, Argentina
05/08/2015 10:00
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A true hero indeed. Please keep us updated on his condition!
Daniel, Stockholm, Sweden
30/07/2015 04:20
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A brave hero. Get well soon.
Debstar, MI, USA
30/07/2015 03:59
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What an example he sets. I pray for his full recovery.
rose beninger, USA
29/07/2015 04:12
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A brave man. Thoughts and prayers.
TrekMadeMeWonder, Pittsburgh
28/07/2015 10:43
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