Man Passes Out, Crashes While Driving Alone In Car After Wearing Mask For Hours

Tom Gantert

New Jersey man who was wearing an N95 mask in his car for hours passed out and crashed his vehicle

Lincoln Park, NJ – Police think a man passed out while driving because he was wearing an N95 mask and crashed his car on Thursday.

The Lincoln Park Police Department posted on Facebook that the accident may have been caused by the driver wearing the N95 mask for several hours. The police stated that the man may have passed out “due to insufficient oxygen intake/excessive carbon dioxide intake.”

Police said there was nothing uncovered at the scene that led police to believe that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the Facebook post.

The driver was not severely injured, according to the New York Post. He was taken to a hospital.

Police said that wearing the N95 mask while driving with no other people in the vehicle is not necessary.

It’s possible that there was another medical reason that could have contributed to the driver passing out, police said.

But the Lincoln Park Police Department didn’t want to suggest that wearing an N95 mask is unsafe, according to the department's Facebook post.

The police updated their original post on Facebook after the story went viral.

“Considering the overwhelming response this post has received, the following should be said,” the police said on Facebook. “NJ residents should absolutely continue to follow the directives regarding face coverings put in place by our Governor. As it relates to this specific incident, we reiterate that police officers are not physicians and do not know the medical history of every person we encounter.”

New Jersey has been one of the hardest hit states when it comes to the coronavirus.

There have been 109,038 cases of the coronavirus as of 8 p.m. April 26. That is second most in the country behind New York.

Comments (36)
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Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

This pandemic has got people scared to death but if you are in your car you do not have to wear your mask especially if you are the only one in the vehicle.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

He must be suffering from Covid Derangement Syndrome

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

I call BS on this theory. I wear mine all day and I haven’t passed out.

Judid292
Judid292

I only wear mine when going around people. Only ‘new’ routine I have in my car now.... get in: use antibacterial gel on my hands and anything I’ve touched inside car. Since I cleaned(Cloroxed) my car, only my dog has been in it. LOL

Anomie88
Anomie88

Irresponsible for the police to put that theory out there. Did they put a pulse oximeter on him to see his blood oxygen level? Probably on his cell phone like everyone else.

bryantrent
bryantrent

What the hell

Raymelson
Raymelson

I'm 74 years old I've lived thru 3 different virus and this is the most dangerous one an I believe it was made in a lab I also believe China was gonna use it to attack America an it didn't go as planned this is just my opinion

Copnurse
Copnurse

I wear a mask everyday while at work in the hospital. This results in headaches constantly. I take my mask often as much as I can when it’s safe to do so. I don’t wear a mask while driving. Masks can change your oxygen in and carbon dioxide out gas exchange for extended periods of time. The driver probably wasn’t getting enough O2 and keeping in CO2. But you should check with the CDC and the WHO because they know what they’re doing...right?..

MrBrandão
MrBrandão

Why the hell was he wearing the mask to begin with....... he was ALONE IN HIS CAR!
Darwin we miss you!

Five-0
Five-0

The perps in the hood will be wearing the mask long after the virus is gone. They think it makes them cool and of course hides the identity a little better than the hoodies!


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