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2014-11-13 08:45

COUGH-DROP CAUSES CRASH: A driver wrecked his car when a coughing-fit resulted in him crashing into a metal post. Representative Image: Shutterstock


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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.


His car rammed a metal post, hit a wall, flipped over and eventually came to a halt upside-down, 30m from the impact site.

The driver and his wife suffered minor injuries but police said the car was destroyed.

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