Sneezing Fits Causing Tragic Traffic Accidents?
According to the Kansas City Star (via St. Louis Post Dispatch) a driver lost control of his car, crossed the median and plowed into a car killing the young, single mother and critically injuring her 1-year old son.
But the cause of the crash was not driving under the influence or texting while driving or a tire blowing out, but a prolonged sneezing attack.
Shockingly, the newspaper contends this is not an isolated incident citing multiple instances where a sneezing fit has caused other accidents–some of them fatal.
Perhaps the only advice for a situation like this is to do one’s best to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road as quickly and as safely as possible.
Here’s the complete story about sneezing and driving, “Missouri tragedy shows sneezing can cause a fatal crash.”