Police officers dedicate their lives to serving their communities and doing whatever it takes to protect those in it. That’s why when one Kazakh police officer realized a bus full of small children was in immediate danger, he did everything he could to save them.
At around 10:50 a.m. chief police officer Murat Nurseitov was out on patrol with his partner when he spotted a large, speeding truck about to crash into a school bus full of small children. With just seconds to decide, the brave officer could only see one way to save the kids and didn’t hesitate to act even though it meant he might not survive.
“A 50-year-old driver of a Kamaz (a Russian heavy vehicle manufacturer) truck turned the wheel into oncoming traffic,” said the Pavlodar Internal Affairs Department in a statement. “In order to prevent the Kamaz from crashing into a bus with 18 children and four supervisors, chief police officer Murat Nurseitov without hesitation put his patrol car across the road.”
Seconds later the truck plowed into the patrol car, which was completely destroyed upon impact. But thanks to the officer’s bravery, none of the 18 children or four adults on the school bus heading to a sports competition were injured. Nurseitov, however, suffered serious injuries but was stabilized after being rushed to the hospital. His partner, Bayanbek Zhunusov, suffered minor injuries but managed to walk away from the accident, which should have been fatal.
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