This Road Trip Game Cost a Teenager His Car

You’ve probably done it while on the road: held your breath while going through a tunnel, and not letting it out until you’re back in the sunshine.

It turns out that game can have devastating consequences.

This undated photo provided by the Oregon State Police shows a 1990 Toyota Camry after it was involved in a crash in the Highway 26 tunnel west near the community of Manning, Ore. Oregon State Police said a 19-year-old man caused the three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through the tunnel. (AP Photo/Oregon State Police)

Daniel J. Calhon learned that lesson Sunday afternoon, losing consciousness — and control of his Toyota Camry — as he drove through an Oregon tunnel.

The 19-year-old told investigators that he had been holding in breath through the tunnel when he fainted, the Associated Press reported.

His Camry drifted across the center line, smashing head-on into a Ford Explorer, bouncing against the tunnel walls and then being struck by a pickup truck.

Four people were injured in the pileup, but none of the injuries were reported to be life-threatening.

According to the AP, Calhon was cited for reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault.

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