Sheriff’s Office: Othello man sneezes, causing crash into canal

Canal
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

OTHELLO, Wash. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says a man crashed his vehicle into a canal in Othello Saturday afternoon after sneezing.

The crash happened around 12:40 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Sagehill Rd. and Fern Rd. in Othello.

The driver hit two apple trees, a pole, and a water pipe before plunging into the canal, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

The FCSO says all the occupants in the vehicle were able to get out of the car safely.

Officials say no one was injured in the crash.

The FCSO wants to remind drivers that things can go wrong in a matter of seconds, even if it’s becoming a victim to a sneeze.