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Man chokes on raisins, crash saves his life

November 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Most people won't be thankful to have been in a car accident, but a Massachusetts man might not be alive today if he hadn't crashed his truck.Oil tank repairman Richard Silvia was driving down a busy road when he popped some raisins into his mouth.

He immediately started choking and then passed out.

His truck went out of control and hit a car, then a van before he crashed into a hill.

When his airbag deployed, it struck him in the face, dislodging the raisin from his throat and reviving him.

Silvia was given a ticket for impeded driving.