Oregon state police have charged a 19-year-old for reckless driving after causing a three-car collision. Apparently, he fainted trying to hold his breath as he drove through a tunnel. Four people, including the driver, were injured in the crash.
The three-vehicle crash in a tunnel on U.S. 26 west of Manning happened about 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Oregon State Police said that Daniel J. Calhon, 19 of Snohomish, Wash., was headed west in a 1990 Toyota Camry near milepost 40 when he told police he decided to hold his breath entering a tunnel. He fainted, causing the Camry to cross the centerline. The Camry collided head-on with an eastbound 2013 Ford Explorer. Both vehicles then smashed into the interior tunnel walls and a third vehicle, a 1999 GMC pickup, hit the Camry.
Holding your breath in a tunnel is only good luck if you're not driving. Otherwise: dangerous.
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