Five-Year-Old's Hand Severed When Jump Rope Catches On Passing Car

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM EDT

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Five-Year-Old's Hand Severed When Jump Rope Catches On Passing Car

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM EDT

A freak accident in Maine last week.

According to the Bangor Daily News, a 5-year-old Maine boy's hand was severed last week when a jump rope he had wrapped around his hand while sitting in the backseat of a vehicle got caught on another vehicle that passed by.

Surgeons have reattached the boy's hand, according to a follow-up story from the Bangor Daily News.

Read the Bangor Daily News story HERE.