Akhilesh Yadav is seen at the site of a road accident, apparently trying to help a victim, in images that are circulating on social media.
Around 11 am on Tuesday, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister was on the Agra-Lucknow expressway when his convoy reached a spot where an accident had taken place minutes before.
Akhilesh Yadav also tweeted the images, with a comment that the accident took place because of a car in which ISKCON devotees were travelling swerved while trying to avoid a stray animal. The car overturned.
In the tweet, Mr Yadav said he did his best to help the three people injured in the accident near a village called "Tala Sarai".
He also commented that animals should be kept away from the highway.
The Samajwadi Party chief sent the injured men to a hospital in Lucknow in a vehicle from his convoy.