MEDICS were last night battling to save a young man’s arm after it was nearly torn off in a horrific crash.
The 30-year-old’s arm was caught outside of his silver Vauxhall Corsa after the car flipped over on a slip road near Glenrothes, Fife.
It is believed the car overturned onto its roof before colliding with a green Vauxhall Vectra on the A911 yesterday at around 9.30am.
Paramedics battled to stabilise the man and rushed him to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.
The road was closed for around three and a half hours while road police investigated the cause of the crash.
A spokesman for Fife Constabulary said: “The crash investigators are at the scene just now, and the investigation is still underway.
“It seems that the young chap’s arm has gone outside of the car.
“His injuries are not life threatening but he was taken to hospital with a seriously damaged arm.
“There was a 30-year-old male and a 20-year-old female in the Vauxhall Vectra, both were uninjured.
“The road was closed at the Preston roundabout east until around 1pm.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We transported a 30-year-old male to hospital after a car overturned on the A911 in Glenrothes.
“The patient was taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline with traumatic injuries, arriving at 10.30am.
“It is suggested that the car rolled onto its top and then collided with the second vehicle.
A spokesman for Fife Fire added: “It’s not clear whether the crew rescued the occupant from the vehicle or not or whether he was outside of the vehicle on arrival.
“He may have been under the vehicle at some point.”