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Motorcyclist Suffers Severe Cut from Wine Bottle Tossed from Car

by ARLnow.com August 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm 2,932 0

ACFD ambulance / advanced life support paramedic unit (file photo)A man riding a motorcycle suffered a serious cut on his arm after someone threw a bottle out of a car window on I-395 Saturday afternoon.

The motorcyclist was riding southbound on I-395 near the Pentagon when someone in front of him threw a wine bottle out of a Lincoln Town Car.

The bottle shattered on the pavement and a piece of shattered glass flew up and struck the motorcyclist’s left arm, slicing an artery, according to Arlington County Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

“It was bleeding profusely,” Sternbeck said of the freak injury.

The motorcyclist continued down I-395 until he spotted an Arlington police officer on a traffic stop. He stopped and the officer applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding.

The man, a 41-year-old Woodbridge resident, was rushed to Virginia Hospital Center, where he underwent emergency surgery. He is expected to be okay.

“He was happy to see police lights,” said Sternbeck.

So far, police, have not been able to track down the Town Car from which the bottle was thrown.

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