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‘Sneezing fit’ blamed for semi truck rollover


A truck driver told Indiana State Police that a series of sneezes were the reason that he rolled his truck on Thursday.

The crash occurred near Hammond, Indiana, around 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Indiana State Police say that 47 year old Missouri-based truck driver Steven Baker Jr. told them that he was exiting I-80/94 when he was overcome by a sneezing and coughing fit.

Baker said that when he opened his eyes after sneezing, he thought he saw a car and swerved away.

The swerve caused the truck, which was hauling 30,000 pounds of aluminum, to overturn onto the driver’s side.

Baker was trapped inside the vehicle but was pulled to safety by Good Samaritans.

Baker was later taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.


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