COUGH-DROP CAUSES CRASH: A driver wrecked his car when a coughing-fit resulted in him crashing into a metal post. Representative Image: Shutterstock
ZURICH, Switzerland - A Swiss driver caused a serious crash near the Swiss capital when he accidentally swallowed a cough drop, police reported.
The 45-year-old was driving in Lenzburg, near the Swiss capital Zurich, on Monday (Nov 10 2014) when the sweet caught in his airway, caused a coughing fit that cost him control of his vehicle.The driver and his wife suffered minor injuries but police said the car was destroyed.
His car rammed a metal post, hit a wall, flipped over and eventually came to a halt upside-down, 30m from the impact site.