After cutting off his arm by way of a construction machine used for the disposal of debris, a Hungarian man drove himself 10 miles to the nearest hospital.

The 37-year-old man, whose identity has not yet been released to the public, retrieved his arm from the machine and drove himself through eastern Austria to nearby Eisenstadt, according to AFP.

Police said the amount of blood loss didn't turn deadly because he arrived to the hospital in a state of shock. He was immediately airlifted to Vienna where surgeons were able to surgically replant the limb.

Replantation refers to the surgical reattachment of a finger, hand, or arm after the limb has been completely severed from the rest of the body. Plastic surgeons estimate that the man's replanted limb will gain back 60 to 80 percent of its original use.

A recent study analyzed the long-term results of major upper extremity replantation and the satisfaction of patients who have undergone the procedure. During the course of the investigation, researchers tracked patients' arm strength, ability to grab objects, and the severed lengths of their arms.