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Truck driver chokes on chili and crashes into home
AP on SD U-T ^ | 1/29/10 | AP

Posted on 01/30/2010 10:26:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge

LOWELL, Mass. — Police said a Massachusetts lumber truck crashed into a home after the driver was knocked unconscious by a small chili from Wendy's. Lowell police said Eric Gremm reported that he choked on the chili when the truck hit a bump, causing him to pass out as the flatbed truck veered off the road and slammed into the home. The man, 59, said emergency workers at the scene told him that he had passed out, but he could not remember losing consciousness.

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TOPICS: US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: chili; chokes; crashes; massachusetts; truckdriver; trucking
Lucky fellow and homeowner.
1 posted on 01/30/2010 10:26:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Police said he could be cited for eating while driving.
2 posted on 01/30/2010 10:28:20 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought that was kind of expected with Wendy’s Chili.


3 posted on 01/30/2010 10:28:52 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: NormsRevenge

We need another law.


4 posted on 01/30/2010 10:29:07 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: Past Your Eyes
We need another law.

Some enterprising lawmaker will no doubt want to crow that he's made us safer. It will come.

5 posted on 01/30/2010 10:30:34 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Read the article, seems like they already got one.


6 posted on 01/30/2010 10:30:44 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: Carl LaFong

At least he was in no danger of running out of gas...


7 posted on 01/30/2010 10:32:49 AM PST by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The Chili Pepper Defense”

I’ll have to remember that one the next time I’m texting and crash into something.../sarc

(Glad everyone is OK)


8 posted on 01/30/2010 10:37:48 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sue Wendy’s!

or,

it’s George Bushes fault!


9 posted on 01/30/2010 10:37:48 AM PST by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: NormsRevenge

Inhaling a jalapeño pepper seed is no fun, I can tell you.


10 posted on 01/30/2010 10:45:36 AM PST by Misterioso (To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion. -- Ayn Rand)
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To: NormsRevenge

Choke on what? You can drink Wendys chili, it’s so devoid of anything solid like beef.


11 posted on 01/30/2010 10:46:26 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: NormsRevenge

It should be mandatory that all trucks be equipped with a dashboard-mounted blender. That way, any chunky food such as chili can be pureed into a smooth consistency before being consumed.


12 posted on 01/30/2010 10:47:48 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Non-functional masticator.


13 posted on 01/30/2010 10:50:21 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: NormsRevenge
Police said he could be cited for eating while driving.

I thought all states had a law requiring that drivers must pay full time and attention to driving.

The notation would seem to indicate that a separate law is required for prohibiting eating, putting on make-up, disciplining children or pets, reading, and talking on a cell phones.

14 posted on 01/30/2010 10:57:15 AM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: OrioleFan
"Choke on what? You can drink Wendys chili, it’s so devoid of anything solid like beef."

Articles are written so poorly anymore that it is hard to decifer what they are talking about.

After reading it several times I realized they didn't mean Wendy's chili with beans, they meant a small green chili. At least that is what I think. :-)

15 posted on 01/30/2010 11:11:59 AM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Noob1999

GEORGE IS GONE.

iT REALLY IS obama’S fault!


16 posted on 01/30/2010 11:13:51 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: NormsRevenge
I think we need to place a federal ban on chile. He could have killed somebody. Chile kills!
17 posted on 01/30/2010 11:20:41 AM PST by parthian shot (When do we stop asking and start telling?)
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To: NormsRevenge; Pete-R-Bilt; glock rocks; B4Ranch; SouthTexas

How do they know for sure it was the Wendy’s chili? It could have been the twice baked potato with salsa...


18 posted on 01/30/2010 11:22:31 AM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yikes! I hope it wasn’t a finger he choked on.


19 posted on 01/30/2010 11:22:53 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: NormsRevenge

I know a guy who had a similar thing happen with a breakfast sandwich. He was not wearing a seat belt so when his pickup hit a pole the air bag inflating helped expel the food.


20 posted on 01/30/2010 12:01:14 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: OrioleFan
Choke on what?

The fingertip, of course....


21 posted on 01/30/2010 12:08:22 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: NormsRevenge

Driving and eating chili...Disaster of some sort was bound to happen.


22 posted on 01/30/2010 1:01:35 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: ErnBatavia

LOL


23 posted on 01/30/2010 1:11:20 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: MosesKnows

Looked into that a while back, in our state at least “distracted driving” is an offense, but it’s not something they can pull you over for i.e. “primary offense” or something like that. Don’t know why that is. Have seen people reading books in times past, and doing other stupid things. Have a motorcycle but don’t ride it much anymore, basically because of that kind of thing, in town at least.


24 posted on 01/30/2010 3:02:54 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: tubebender

Wendy’s doesn’t have chili. Don’t know what it is, but it ain’t chili.


25 posted on 01/30/2010 8:51:13 PM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: SouthTexas

Memo to Tork... don’t invite ST over for Chili


26 posted on 01/30/2010 9:14:33 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: tubebender

Hee hee. Well it ain’t!


27 posted on 01/30/2010 9:25:06 PM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: SouthTexas

But what am I going to put on my Wendy’s baked Potato?


28 posted on 01/30/2010 9:56:55 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: Freedom4US
When I still worked for a living and drove about 3 hours one way to work, I would see people reading newspapers, books and maps, women putting on makeup, talking on cell phones(men and women), bending over and doing who knows what and generally doing everything except paying attention to the road, all at speeds up to 80+ MPH.

I was always amazed when I lived through the drive and the fact that relatively few accidents occurred.

29 posted on 01/31/2010 5:16:02 AM PST by calex59
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To: tubebender

Real butter.


30 posted on 01/31/2010 11:29:01 AM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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