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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:56 PM
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Choking Driver Says Crash Saved His Life
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Choking Driver Says Crash Saved His Life

Saturday April 24, 2004 7:46 PM

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) - A Georgia man credits a highway crash that totaled his truck with saving his life.

Eddie May Jr. began choking on a piece of food about noon Friday as he was driving east on Interstate 40 near Hickory, said Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Abernathy. May told authorities he started getting dizzy, then blacked out.

His Ford F-350 crossed the median and grazed a westbound tractor-trailer, Abernathy said, and the force of the impact dislodged the food from May's throat.

May regained consciousness after the crash and crawled out of the vehicle, Abernathy said. He wasn't wearing a safety belt.

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montana_hazeleyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:13 PM
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1. Looks like this is
one time not wearing a seat belt helped out. (I do advocate wearing seat belt at all times though).
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:24 PM
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2. the seat belt would have helped
the force upward on his diaphram by the lap belt would have ejected the food
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montana_hazeleyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:28 PM
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3. Didn't think of that!
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