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Man’s hand severed attempting to tow car in Adelaide’s south


A man’s hand has been severed while attempting to tow a car in a shocking New Year’s Eve accident in Adelaide.

Emergency crews were called to Lady Gowrie Drive in Largs North just before 8pm on Sunday.

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The man had tried to fix a rope between two cars.

The female driver of the front car inched forward, and the rope tightened around the man’s left wrist. His hand was cut off in the accident.

A man’s hand has been severed while attempting to tow a car in a shocking New Year’s Eve accident in Adelaide. Credit: 7NEWS
An off-duty nurse provided vital first aid. Credit: 7NEWS

An off-duty nurse witnessed the scene and provided vital first aid.

The severed hand was put on ice and the man sent to The Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.

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