A sneeze apparently triggered a crash in West Reading that damaged three parked vehicles near the borough hall, police said Wednesday.
Eric Crim, 24, of Exeter Township told police that he took his eyes off the road when he sneezed about 9 p.m. Tuesday while driving north on South Fifth Avenue near Chestnut Street.Crim's car slammed into a parked car then flipped. The first parked car was pushed into the vehicle parked in front of it. That vehicle then was pushed into a third parked vehicle.
One of the parked vehicles was occupied by Braulio Vazquez, 38, who lives on Chestnut Street in the borough. Vazquez had just gotten into his vehicle when the crash happened, police said.He was treated in Reading Hospital for unspecified injuries.Crim wasn't injured.South Fifth was closed between Chestnut and Franklin streets for about an hour. The accident remains under investigation.
I have always had this fear. Every time I sneeze in the car, my whole life runs before my eyes. Knowing that what I feared of happening actually happened to somebody is not good. I have to consult my witch doctor.
Absolutely brutal for Eric Crim. Amazing that he survived the phantom sneeze car flip but it honestly might be worse. Death sneeze car flip could have been one of the greatest deaths of all time, OF ALL TIME. At least it is a great conversation starter for your friends and family. You can use it almost anywhere, school, a different funeral, weddings, parties, job interviews, anywhere. Maybe one day his sons best man will make a joke about it at his wedding.
But now, as it stands now, it is about as brutal as it can be. Couple things if you know Eric Crim, this has to be the only thing you talk about for probably years. Also, whenever you see him the first this has to be the first, at least second thing you say to him, in any situation. Third and final thing if you know him, you have to tell everyone that he is the guy who sneeze flipped a car, it should be one of your leading stories once you meet someone.
I would not trade lives with that guy for no less than 25 million, enough to buy a new life. That would be a hard life to live. Probably in mountains of medical bills and constant pain. Then if you do not have the 25 million, you basically don't get to have friends. Any old friends will remember what happened and any new friends will find out. If you can't pay for a new life, you never have a new life. His car insurance will go up. Not only that, every insurance agent/employee will know him and what he did. He will have an entire sector of workers laughing at him, so brutal.
The difference that money makes is simple, you don't have insurance, you hire a driver. That way you can sneeze all you want and you can pretend that the insurance people have forgotten about you. You either pay your friends to not make fun of you, or you find rich friends who all have flipped their cars at least once, except theirs is not a Honda Pruis.
I don't know if this is a real story, I have never fucking heard of Reading Eagle and I don't think I will be going back anytime soon. If this is some bullshit story set to trip up a blog brotha like me then it partially worked but not really. A source I do trust, The Washington Post, posted this article about a 79 year old women who sneezed while driving and flipped her car. Now this article is not really funny because she died. But, really? Do I have to say it that way? She was 79. a 38, 48, maybe even a 58 year old could survive a car flip.
I hope the fake story is true, but honestly I don't care.
Follow Us Elsewhere