Superstitious Teen CRASHES CAR After Holding Breath In Tunnel

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Oregon State Police say Daniel J. Calhon, 19 of Snohomish, Wash., caused a three-car crash after superstitiously holding his breath and fainting as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland.

Breath Holding Tunnel Crash

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Some people hold their breaths in tunnels as part of a game or superstition.

Four people, including Calhon and his passenger, 19-year-old Bradley Meyring of Edmonds, Wash., suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

According to a news release, Daniel J. Calhon of Snohomish, Wash., told investigators he fainted Sunday afternoon while holding his breath in the Highway 26 tunnel near the community of Manning. His car, a 1990 Toyota Camry, drifted across the centerline and crashed head-on with a Ford Explorer.

Both vehicles struck the tunnel walls before a pickup hit the Camry. source

Police say Calhon has been cited for reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault.

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