Don’t Drive & N95!

Police in Lincoln Park, New Jersey just released the strangest suggestion for what caused a recent car crash. Officials said it is “believed” that it happened because the driver wore a N95 mask for hours and passed out behind the wheel from “insufficient oxygen intake/excessive carbon dioxide intake.”

First off, to be painfully clear, we previously have not heard of people passing out from use of the N95 masks. Neither did a professor we asked. Officers later updated their original story, and said they didn’t mean to suggest wearing an N95 was unsafe.

Now for the story: Cops said they responded to the scene of a car crash on Thursday. There was just one occupant in the vehicle.

“Motorists and the public alike are reminded that while masks should be used in public settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they are not necessary outdoors when social distancing can be maintained, and especially not necessary when driving a vehicle with no additional occupants,” police said.

Police Just Suggested Weirdest, Unheard of Coronavirus-Related Explanation for Car Crash