Driver chokes on food, loses consciousness, and crashes vehicle

CKTB News- Police OPP

We can probably call this a case of 'auto Heimlich manoeuvre' after OPP officials say eating while driving is behind a crash in Norfolk County.

Constable Ed Sanchuk reports a driver did not suffer any serious injuries after crashing his vehicle while choking on their food.

While choking, the driver lost consciousness while travelling eastbound on Highway 3 between Culver Road and Blueline Road.

The vehicle crossed into the westbound lanes of traffic, barely missed another vehicle, and then hit a hydro pole before rolling over and sliding into a chain link fence.

The food became dislodged and the driver was able to regain consciousness and exit the vehicle.

Officials say the driver did not suffer any serious injuries.

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