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2012-10-30 09:51

WHEN A CAR CRASH HELPS YOU: A German taxi driver is lucky to be alive after choking on a sweet, having a coughing fit and crashing into two other parked vehicles.

BERLIN, Germany - We're often bombarded with statistics, scared-stiff videos and gruesome images of fatal crashes. In Germany however, one lucky man’s car crash saved his life.

The 50-year-old taxi driver was choking on a half-swallowed sweet and lost control of his vehicle during a coughing fit on Sunday October 28, 2012.

LIFE-SAVING CRASH


He hit a small truck parked at the roadside before losing consciousness as his taxi headed towards oncoming traffic, hitting another parked car head-on.

The impact is believed to have dislodged the sweet from his throat and the taxi driver regained consciousness.

Both he and an 87-year-old female passenger - each wearing a seat belt - were unhurt by the collisions.

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