CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian man who waved out of a car window at two young women was expected to lose his arm Monday after it was almost severed by another passing vehicle.Crikey! It's all fun and games until someone loses an arm. I'm a bit confused, though. Australians, like Britons, drive on the left side of the road. The steering wheel is on the right side, and the passenger side is the left side, the opposite of American cars and trucks. So this guy is waving his left arm out of the passenger side (left) window as the driver makes a right turn. The oncoming traffic should have been on the driver's side of the truck, right? So how did the oncoming 4x4 smack into the passenger's arm?
The 20-year-old was a passenger in a pick-up truck at Bunbury, in Western Australia state, when he waved at two women in a car wash.
But as he put his arm out the driver made a right hand turn and the man's limb was struck and almost torn off by an oncoming four-wheel-drive.
"His left arm was partially severed and doctors believe the limb may need to be amputated," police said.
Here's a story about an Aussie bloke who tried to use his disarming charm on a couple of sheilas, and found himself disarmed: Waving at girls costs man his arm