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

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27 July 2015

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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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