Choking cabbie saved by crash

2012-10-30 09:51

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.


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.


  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-30 11:10

    That's what he told the police? Do you really believe it?

      bikiDaking - 2012-10-30 15:46

      i think an 87 yr old pasanger would not lie especially in the situation they were in

  • syd.harling - 2012-10-30 21:50

    What about the drivers of the vehicles he hit? Hope they were ok.

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