A road crash may have actually saved the life of a taxi driver in Germany, authorities said Monday.
The 50-year-old choked on a sweet and lost control of his cab during a coughing fit while on a job in the western city of Wuppertal on Sunday, police said.
First he hit a small truck parked at the roadside before losing consciousness with his vehicle headed towards oncoming traffic, hitting another parked car head-on, they said.
The impact presumably dislodged the sweet from his throat and the taxi driver regained consciousness.
He and his 87-year-old female passenger, who were both wearing seatbelts, escaped the accidents unscathed.