TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The family of a highway patrolman killed while on duty has agreed to donate his organs to six families, saying that it is the last most meaningful thing the family can do for the deceased, according to Central News Agency reports.
National highway police officer Wang Huang Kuan-chun (王黃冠鈞) and a colleague were hit by a car from behind at high speed on Nov. 23 when they were handling a car that had broken down on the Hukou section of National Highway No. 1, CNA reported.
Wang Huang, who was more seriously injured than his colleague, was rushed to an area hospital in a coma and later transferred to Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, according to CNA reports.
Wang Huang, 21, was pronounced “brain dead” by doctors on Nov. 26, and his family decided to donate his heart, liver, kidneys, corneas, and blood vessels so that patients who are in need of donor organs can continue to live because of the love from Wang Huang, CNA reported. The organs were removed by doctors on Nov. 27.
The man, surnamed Wang, who caused the fatal accident was led by Wang Huang's father, who is a police officer himself, into the intensive care units to visit Huang Wang shortly before his organs were removed, CNA reported. Wang Huang’s father told his son, who was on his deathbed, to “forgive the man who caused the accident and leave the world with a heart of forgiveness,” according to CNA.
Wang Huang’s father told Wang that the family does not blame him, but hopes he can drive more carefully in the future, the news outlet said.
Wang Huang had only just joined National Highway Police’s Yangmei squad a month ago.
Wang Huang’s father, a squad leader at the Fifth Special Police Corps, said between sobs that, as a police officer, he is not afraid of the danger associated with his job, but what he dreads the most is losing his child, according to CNA reports.
Wang Huang Kuan-chun (photo courtesy of Wang Huang's family)